corporeal [kawr- pawr-ee- uh l, - pohr-] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com of the nature of the physical body; bodily. material; tangible: corporeal property. Origin of corporeal 1375–1425; late Middle English
) bodily (
) body +
adj. suffix) +
-al 1 Related forms cor·po·re·al·i·ty, cor·po·re·al·ness, noun cor·po·re·al·ly, adverb non·cor·po·re·al, adjective non·cor·po·re·al·i·ty, noun trans·cor·po·re·al, adjective Antonyms 1. spiritual. 2. intangible.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-corporeal of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual of a material nature; physical Derived Forms corporeality or corporealness, noun corporeally, adverb Word Origin
C17: from Latin
corporeus, from corpus body
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Word Origin and History for non-corporeal 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").
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non-corporeal in Medicine corporeal (kôr-pôr ′ē-əl) Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.
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