colophon
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek kolophōn summit, finishing touch; perhaps akin to Latin culmen top — more at hill Date: 1501 1. an inscription placed at the end of a book or manuscript usually with facts relative to its production 2. an identifying mark, emblem, or device used by a printer or a publisher

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  • Colophon — • A titular see of Asia Minor Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Colophon     Colophon     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Colophon — can refer to: Colophon (publishing) A brief description of publication or production notes relevant to the edition, in modern books usually located at the reverse of the title page, but can also sometimes be located at the end of the book A… …   Wikipedia

  • Colophon — Col o*phon (k[o^]l [ o]*f[o^]n), n. [L. colophon finishing stroke, Gr. kolofw n; cf. L. culmen top, collis hill. Cf. {Holm}.] An inscription, monogram, or cipher, containing the place and date of publication, printer s name, etc., formerly placed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • colophon — ● colophon nom masculin (grec kolophôn, achèvement) Note finale d un livre. (Peut parfois se confondre avec l achevé d imprimer.) ⇒COLOPHON, subst. masc. Note finale d un manuscrit ou d un incunable fournissant les références de l ouvrage et les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Colophon — (ital.: Colofone) ist ein Titularbistum der römisch katholischen Kirche. Das in der römischen Provinz Asia gelegene Bistum hatte seinen antiken Bischofssitz in der gleichnamigen Stadt Kolophon (Türkei). Es war ein Suffraganbistum des Erzbistums… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • colophon — 1774, publisher s inscription at the end of a book, from L. colophon, from Gk. kolophon summit, final touch (see HILL (Cf. hill)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Colophōn — Colophōn, so v. w. Colophonium …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • colophon — index brand Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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