/ (ˈkɔːpəˌzænt) /
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another name for Saint Elmo's fire
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Word Origin for corposant
C17: from Portuguese corpo-santo, literally: holy body, from Latin corpus sanctum
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Example sentences from the Web for corposant
I had seen a ship, and there she was to leeward of us, with the corposant clinging to one of her spars.The Log of a Privateersman|Harry Collingwood
Corposant, kor′po-zant, n. St Elmo's fire, a ball of fire sometimes seen about a ship during a storm.