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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Corpse
  1. A human body in general, whether living or dead; -- sometimes contemptuously.(Obs)
  2. The dead body of a human being; -- used also Fig."He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet." [D. Webster.]

Note: ☞ Formerly written (after the French form corps. See Corps (n.), 1.

Etymology: OF. corssometimes written corps), F. corps, L. corpus; akin to AS. hrif womb. See Midriff, and cf. Corse Corselet Corps Cuerpo

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  1. The dead body of a human being ("the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse")

From earlier corse, from Old French cors, from Latin corpus (“body”). Displaced native Old English lic (whence modern English word lich). The p was inserted due to the original Latin word.

  1. A dead body.
  2. (archaic, sometimes derogatory) A human body in general, whether living or dead.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Corpse

Keli Corpse is a hockey player. He was most active from 1994 to 2005. Keli was born on May 14th, 1974 in London, Ontario.


Fun Facts about the name Corpse

  • How unique is the name Corpse? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Corpse was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Corpse: Your name in reverse order is Esproc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rspeoc. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Corpse born Jun 14, 1966

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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