cothurn
noun see cothurnus

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  • Cothurn — Co thurn (k? th?rn), n. [L. cothurnus, Gr. ????. Cf. {Cothurnus}.] A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general. [1913 Webster] The moment had arrived when it was thought that the mask and the cothurn might be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cothurn — Cothurn, s. Kothurn …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • cothurn — *us (G). A high shoe, boot …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • cothurn — co·thurn …   English syllables

  • cothurn — ˈkōˌthərn,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: French & Latin; French cothurne, from Latin cothurnus : cothurnus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cothurnate — Co*thur nate (k? th?r n?t), Cothurnated Co*thur na*ted ( n? t?d), a. 1. Wearing a cothurn. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to tragedy; solemn; grave. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cothurnated — Cothurnate Co*thur nate (k? th?r n?t), Cothurnated Co*thur na*ted ( n? t?d), a. 1. Wearing a cothurn. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to tragedy; solemn; grave. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cothurnus — Co*thur nus ( n?s), n. [L.] Same as {Cothurn}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Реймер, Иоганн Герман Карл — немецкий поэт, автор сборника стихотв. изд. в Митаве 1818 г. "Lyra und Cothurn", чиновник в Риге 1820 г.; р. 1788 г., † ? {Половцов} …   Большая биографическая энциклопедия

  • cothurnus — cothurnal, adj. /koh therr neuhs/, n., pl. cothurni / nuy/. 1. a grave and elevated style of acting; tragic acting; tragedy. 2. buskin (def. 2). Also, cothurn /koh therrn, koh therrn /. [1720 30; < L < Gk kóthornos buskin, type of boot worn by… …   Universalium

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