Definition of Cothurnus

1. n. Same as Cothurn.



Definition of Cothurnus

1. Noun. A buskin used in ancient tragedy ¹

2. Noun. The stilted style denoting ancient tragedy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cothurnus

1. cothurn [n -NI] - See also: cothurn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cothurnus

coterie
coteries
coterminal
coterminous
coterminously
cotes
coth
cothouse
cothouses
cothromboplastin
coths
cothurn
cothurnal
cothurni
cothurns
cothurnus (current term)
coticular
cotidal
cotija
cotilion
cotillion
cotillions
cotillon
cotillons
coting
cotinga
cotingas
cotinine
cotinines
cotisations

Literary usage of Cothurnus

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1. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1823)
"... of the Panathenaea—Description of the Work—The cothurnus, and Petasus or Pileus— Practice of gilding and painting ..."

2. Shadow and Substance by Robert Barnabas Brough, Charles H. Bennett, . (1860)
"Poor cothurnus Mandeville, for some years anterior to his decease an ... Carlyle himself would have admitted that cothurnus possessed one half of a very ..."

3. History of the Literature of Ancient Greece: To the Period of Isocrates by Karl Otfried Müller, George Cornewall Lewis (1847)
"cothurnus; masks. 9 3. Structure of the theatre. $ 4. Arrangement of the orchestra in connexion with the form and position of the chorus. § 5. ..."

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