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Latin Word for Body

by LuAnn Weis
(Northvale, NJ)

Dear Latin Teacher,


What is the Latin word for body?

Sincerely,

LuAnn


Dear LuAnn,

The Latin word for body is corpus, corporis. Check the link for several English derivatives.

Thanks for asking a Latin teacher!

Sincerely,

John

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Corporis
by: Anonymous

What if you use the word corporis by itself? I thought of using that as the title of an art show of figure artists (drawings of the model, anatomy, etc...) I just want to make sure it isn't a strange tense or that it literally means "corpse". Thanks for your help.

Hi,

Corporis means "of the body". Seems like a fine name for an art exhibit.

Sincerely,

John

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