cothurn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin cothurnus, from Ancient Greek. Compare cothurnus.

Noun[edit]

cothurn (plural cothurns)

  1. A buskin anciently worn by tragic actors on the stage.
    • Motley
      The moment had arrived when it was thought that the mask and the cothurn might be assumed with effect.

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