A.summit, top, finishing, κολοφῶνα ἐπιτιθέναι put the finishing touch to . . , Pl.Euthd.301e, Lg.673d; “τὸν κ. προσβιβάζειν” Id.Tht.153c; “κ. ἐπάγειν τῷ λόγῳ” Ael.NA13.12; “κολοφὼν ἐπὶ τῷ λόγῳ εἰρήσθω” Pl.Lg.674c; “κ. τοῦ λόγου” Com.Adesp.433; later κ. τῆς ἀσεβείας height of impiety, Jul.Gal.333c; of persons, ὁ κ. τῆς ἀδικίας the arch-criminal, Lib.Decl.30.12; “τῶν ἀτοπημάτων κ.” Zos.4.15. (Expld. by Str.14.1.28 from the belief that the cavalry of Colophon was so excellent that it always decided the contest.)
II. sort of ball for playing with, Plu.2.526e.
III. = κολοιός, Hsch.
2. kind of sea-fish, Id.