cothurnus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cothurnus, from Ancient Greek κόθορνος (kóthornos)

Noun[edit]

cothurnus (plural cothurni)

  1. A buskin used in ancient tragedy
  2. The stilted style denoting ancient tragedy
    • 1875, Henry James, Roderick Hudson, New York Edition 1909, hardcover, page 410
      Madame Grandoni had insisted on the fact that she was an actress, and this little speech seemed a glimpse of the cothurnus.

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Noun[edit]

cothurnus m (genitive cothurnī); second declension

  1. cothurnus
  2. tragedy (dramatic or poetic style)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cothurnus cothurnī
genitive cothurnī cothurnōrum
dative cothurnō cothurnīs
accusative cothurnum cothurnōs
ablative cothurnō cothurnīs
vocative cothurne cothurnī

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