corporeal


corporeal

corporeal [kawr-pawr-ee-uhl, -pohr-] SynonymsWord Origin adjective

  1. of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
  2. material; tangible: corporeal property.

Origin of corporeal 1375–1425; late Middle English Latin corpore(us) bodily (corpor- (stem of corpus) body + -eus adj. suffix) + -al1 Related formscor·po·re·al·i·ty, cor·po·re·al·ness, nouncor·po·re·al·ly, adverbnon·cor·po·re·al, adjectivenon·cor·po·re·al·i·ty, nountrans·cor·po·re·al, adjectiveCan be confusedcorporal corporealSynonyms for corporeal 1. See physical.Antonyms for corporeal 1. spiritual. 2. intangible. British Dictionary definitions for transcorporeal corporeal adjective

  1. of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
  2. of a material nature; physical

Derived Formscorporeality or corporealness, nouncorporeally, adverbWord Origin for corporeal C17: from Latin corporeus, from corpus body Word Origin and History for transcorporeal corporeal adj.

early 15c., with adjectival suffix -al (1) + Latin corporeus “of the nature of a body,” from corpus “body” (living or dead), from PIE *kwrpes, from root *kwrep- “body, form, appearance,” probably from a verbal root meaning “to appear” (cf. Sanskrit krp- “form, body,” Avestan kerefsh “form, body,” Old English hrif “belly,” Old High German href “womb, belly, abdomen”).

transcorporeal in Medicine corporeal [kôr-pôr′ē-əl] adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.

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