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in corpore

[in kohr-poh-re; English in kawr-puh-ree]
adverb Latin.
  1. in body; in substance.
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mens sana in corpore sano

[mens sah-nah in kohr-poh-re sah-noh; English menz sey-nuh in kawr-puh-ree sey-noh]
  1. a sound mind in a sound body.
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Historical Examples of corpore

  • 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.

  • 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.

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]
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