corporal

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English corporal, corporall, corporel, corporell, from Old French corporal (French corporel), from Latin corporālis, from Latin corpus (body); compare corporeal.

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corporal (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Having a physical, tangible body; material, corporeal.
  2. Of or pertaining to the body, especially the human body; bodily.
    corporal suffering
  3. (zoology) Pertaining to the body (the thorax and abdomen), as distinguished from the head, limbs and wings, etc.
    • 1998, Rüdiger Riehl, Aquarium Atlas, volume 3, page 572:
      The smaller 9 9 have less elongated fins, drabber corporal colors, and more transparent fins.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French caporal, probably influenced by corporal (above), from the Italian caporale, from capo (head, leader) from Latin caput (head).

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corporal (plural corporals)

  1. (military) A non-commissioned officer army rank with NATO code OR-4. The rank below a sergeant but above a lance corporal and private.
  2. A non-commissioned officer rank in the police force, below a sergeant but above a private or patrolman.
  3. (mining, historical) A worker in charge of the wagonway, reporting to the deputy.
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Korporale in cruce salus (1).jpg

From Middle English corporall, corporalle, from the Latin corporāle, the neuter of corporālis representing the doctrine of transubstantiation in which the Eucharist becomes the body of Christ.

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corporal (plural corporals)

  1. (ecclesiastical) The white linen cloth on which the elements of the Eucharist are placed; a communion cloth.
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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corporālis.

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corporal (epicene, plural corporales)

  1. corporal, bodily

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corporālis.

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corporal (masculine and feminine plural corporals)

  1. corporal
    Synonym: corpori

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corporal m (plural corporals)

  1. corporal (linen cloth)

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French[edit]

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corporal m (plural corporaux)

  1. (religion) corporal

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corporālis.

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corporal m or f (plural corporais)

  1. corporal, bodily
    Synonym: corpóreo

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corporal m (plural corporais)

  1. corporal (linen cloth)

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Old French[edit]

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corporal m (oblique and nominative feminine singular corporale)

  1. Alternative form of corporel

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corporālis.

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corporal m or f (plural corporais, comparable)

  1. corporal, carnal
    Synonym: corpóreo

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:corporal.

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corporal m (plural corporais)

  1. corporal

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:corporal.

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  • corporal” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French corporel, from Latin corporalis.

Adjective[edit]

corporal m or n (feminine singular corporală, masculine plural corporali, feminine and neuter plural corporale)

  1. corporal

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corporālis.

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corporal (plural corporales)

  1. (relational) body; corporal
    Synonym: corpóreo
  2. bodywide or systemic
    Synonym: corpóreo

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corporal m (plural corporales)

  1. corporal (linen cloth)

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