cothurnus

[koh-thur-nuh s]
Also co·thurn [koh-thurn, koh-thurn] /ˈkoʊ θɜrn, koʊˈθɜrn/.

Origin of cothurnus

1720–30; < Latin < Greek kóthornos buskin, type of boot worn by tragic actors in heroic roles
Related formsco·thur·nal, adjective
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cothurnus

cothurn (ˈkəʊθɜːn, kəʊˈθɜːn)

noun plural -thurni (-ˈθɜːnaɪ) or -thurns
  1. the buskin worn in ancient Greek tragedy

Word Origin for cothurnus

C18: from Latin, from Greek kothornos
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