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corse

[kawrs]
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noun Archaic.
  1. corpse.

Origin of corse

1225–75; Middle English cors < Old French < Latin corpus body; see corpse

Corse

[kawrs]
noun
  1. French name of Corsica.
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Examples from the Web for corse

Historical Examples

  • On my faith, I thought they always called it the Island of Corse.

    Travels in France during the years 1814-1815

    Archibald Alison

  • As she was the richest gal of all the season, of corse Frederick fell in love with her.

    Burlesques

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • A landing party had been attacked and cut up on the Corse of Slakes.

    Patsy

    S. R. Crockett

  • Algrie is a part of France, a Department across the seas like Corse.

  • Then hither came a chamberlain / who Siegfried's corse found waiting there.


British Dictionary definitions for corse

corse

noun
  1. an archaic word for corpse

Corse

noun
  1. the French name for Corsica
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for corse

n.

mid-13c., from Old French cors, from Latin corpus "body" (see corps for history and development). Archaic from 16c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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