Definition of Colossae

1. Noun. An ancient city in south western Phrygia in Asia Minor; site of an early Christian Church.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Phrygia

Lexicographical Neighbors of Colossae

Colorado Desert
Colorado Plateau
Colorado River
Colorado River hemp
Colorado Springs
Colorado beetle
Colorado beetles
Colorado blue spruce
Colorado fir
Colorado four o'clock
Colorado potato beetle
Colorado spruce
Colorado tick fever
Colored People's Time
Colossae (current term)
Colossus of Rhodes
Colour Index
Coluber constrictor
Coluber constrictor flaviventris
Coluber hippocrepis
Columba fasciata

Literary usage of Colossae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The International Critical Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and by Samuel Rolles Driver, Charles Augustus Briggs, Alfred Plummer (1897)
"It is after enumerating the considerable towns that he speaks of " oppida celebérrima, praeter jam dicta," thus introducing along with Colossae, other small ..."

2. Anatolica; Or, The Journal of a Visit to Some of the Ancient Ruined Cities by Edwin John Davis (1874)
"... Ak Soo—Site of Colossae— Barrow—Remains of the Old City—Petrifying Streams—Chasm of the Lycus—Explanation of its Formation—Last Bishop of Colossae—Ride ..."

3. Origin and history of the New Testament by James Martin (1871)
"The Church at Colossae was one in which the graces of " faith, hope, and charity" abounded to such an extent, as to evoke thanksgiving to God as soon as the ..."

4. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon by Handley Carr Glyn Moule (1898)
"A space of less than twelve miles divides Colossae from the two other sites ... Colossae stood close to the stream; in fact the waters ran through the town. ..."

5. The geography of Herodotus by James Talboys Wheeler (1854)
"... and passing by a lake from whence salt was obtained, reached Colossae, where the river Lycus disappeared under the earth for five stadia, ..."

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