Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 01/19/16 Colophon

Colophon (noun)
colophon [kol-uh-fon, -fuh n]


noun
1. a publisher's or printer's distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works.
2. an inscription at the end of a book or manuscript, used especially in the 15th and 16th centuries, giving the title or subject of the work, its author, the name of the printer or publisher, and the date and place of publication.

Origin: 1615-25; < Latin < Greek kolophṓn summit, finishing touch

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