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cothurnus

noun co·thur·nus \kō-ˈthər-nəs\
plural co·thur·ni\-ˌnī, -(ˌ)nē\

Definition of COTHURNUS

1
:  a high thick-soled laced boot worn by actors in Greek and Roman tragic drama —called also co*thurn, \ˈkō-ˌthərn, kō-ˈ\
2
:  the dignified somewhat stilted style of ancient tragedy
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Origin of COTHURNUS

Latin, from Greek kothornos
First Known Use: 1606

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