Origin of English word COLOSSUS

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The adjective COLOSSAL dates back at least to the giant kolossos (no known meaning) statue spanning Rhodes harbor. If an actual giant stood there it might be that most famous giant of the Bible - referring to ISamuel17:4 and גלית GoLeeYoS (Goliath). ¬†Or his bigger, meaner poppa. The Greek pronunciation would sound like "kol-ios" - just as the גמל GaMaL (camel) was rendered kamelos, and יעקב Ya'[A]QoaBH (Jacob) was heard as lakobos.


Whether or not Goliath founded (or sacked) the city of Colossae, collosseus got to mean gigantic by the time the Roman COLOSEUM was built. The COLLOSSUS was supposedly a statue of Apollo. Greek apollyon means "destroying." Were there marauding giants whom the Greeks subsequently deified? Such were Goliath's ancestors, the (N)ephilim who carried off "the daughters of man" (the stuff of many a Greek legend) and the same Anakim (race of giants) who "were the heroes of old, the men of renown" (Genesis 6:2-4). The root letters of NePHiLiM (those who have landed, those who APPALL or make others FALL), like those of Apollo and the devilish Apollyon, are the letters P and L.

Those who doubt that a giant from the Bible can become a word for gigantic (see GIGANTIC  at OGRE-- from another Biblical giant) should note that Polish Goljat means giant as well as Goliath.

See FALL and OGRE.

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