cothurnus

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English[edit]

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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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek κόθορνος (kóthornos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cothurnus m (genitive cothurnī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • cothurnus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cothurnus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cothurnus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cothurnus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cothurnus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cothurnus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin