Translation of colossus in Spanish:

colossus

Pronunciation: /kəˈlɑːsəs; kəˈlɒsəs/

noun/nombre (plural -suses or, -si /-saɪ/)

  • (statue, giant) coloso (masculine)
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    • We sit astride the globe like a mighty colossus.
    • The Colossus was built by Chares of Lindus in 280 BCE to celebrate the Rhodian victory over the Macedonians and to thank the god Helios for protecting them.
    • The Colossus of Rameses is an enormous statue carved in limestone.
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    • Though only a provincial leader, she is, in the words of a political commentator, ‘a colossus who dominates national politics’.
    • One might have thought such an unlikely colossus of Australian political history would have encouraged a few level-headed intellectuals and journalists to write a serious biography.
    • Brown's speech last week confirmed him as a political colossus.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.