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in corpore

[in kohr-poh-re; English in kawr-puh-ree] /ɪn ˈkoʊr poʊˌrɛ; English ɪn ˈkɔr pə ri/
adverb, Latin.
1.
in body; in substance.

mens sana in corpore sano

[mens sah-nah in kohr-poh-re sah-noh; English menz sey-nuh in kawr-puh-ree sey-noh] /mɛns ˈsɑ nɑ ɪn ˈkoʊr poʊˌrɛ ˈsɑ noʊ; English mɛnz ˈseɪ nə ɪn ˈkɔr pəˌri ˈseɪ noʊ/
Latin.
1.
a sound mind in a sound body.
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  • Mens sano in corpore sanae—you should hear some of our chaps yell about that.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • The mens sana in corpore sano of old age is most to be wondered at.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
  • Nero determined to test the capabilities of the machine in corpore vili.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • The old adage, mens sana in corpore sano, is too often forgotten.

    Not Guilty Robert Blatchford
  • He had the mens sana in corpore sano of the poets aspiration.

  • In her at least the mens sana and the corpore sano were alike in evidence.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Its first condition of citizenship will be mens sana in corpore sano.

    The Open Question Elizabeth Robins
  • The result in both cases is an experimentum in corpore vili.

    The Silent Isle

    Arthur Christopher Benson
  • His corpore is as sano as you like, but his mens is rather too excitabilis.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Diabolus dicitur a dia, quod est duo, et bolos morsus; quasi dupliciter mordens; quia ldit hominem in corpore et anima.

Word Origin and History for corpore

mens sana in corpore sano

c.1600, Latin, literally "a sound mind in a sound body," a line found in Juvenal, "Satires," x.356.

Mens sana in corpore sano is a contradiction in terms, the fantasy of a Mr. Have-your-cake-and-eat-it. No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane. Hitler was the archetype of the abstemious man. When the other krauts saw him drink water in the Beer Hall they should have known he was not to be trusted. [A.J. Liebling, "Between Meals," 1962]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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