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colophon

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːləfɑːn; ˈkɒləfɒn/

Translation of colophon in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (emblem) logotipo (masculine) ([ de una editorial ])
    Example sentences
    • Old colophons on school books sport two sorts of logo: oblong whorls, rococo scrolls - both in worn morocco.
    • In his long commentary on that adage, Erasmus described the genesis and significance of the anchor and dolphin in the Aldine colophon.
    • Caxton learned to print in Bruges, using Burgundian styles, texts, and machines, so the earliest English books have a Burgundian feel, most evident in typefaces, layouts, and colophons.
    1.2 (inscription) [archaic] colofón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Caxton's prefaces, colophons, and epilogues in particular are self-conscious about authorship, purpose, genre, sources, patronage, medium, and technique.
    • Many books have colophons at the end giving the name of one or more scribes, and sometimes giving the names of patrons.
    • He is named in the colophon as one of the publishers and Isaac is named on the title page as the printer.

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