EnglishEdit

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From Middle English, from Latin carnālis (fleshly, of the flesh), from carō (flesh).

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carnal (comparative more carnal, superlative most carnal)

  1. Relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites.
  2. Worldly or earthly; temporal.
  3. Of or relating to the body or flesh.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carnālis.

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carnal (masculine and feminine plural carnals)

  1. carnal (relating to the physical, especially sexual, appetites)
  2. consanguineous (descending from the same ancestor)
    germà carnal
    blood brother

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PiedmonteseEdit

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carnal

  1. carnal

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese carnal, from Latin carnālis (of the flesh), from carō (flesh). By surface analysis, carne +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
  • Hyphenation: car‧nal

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carnal m or f (plural carnais)

  1. carnal (relating to the physical, especially sexual, appetites)
  2. (religion) carnal; earthly; worldly (concerned with human matters)
    Synonym: terreno
    Antonym: espiritual
  3. consanguineous (descending from the same ancestor)
    Synonym: consanguíneo
    irmão carnalblood brother.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carnalis.

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carnal m or n (feminine singular carnală, masculine plural carnali, feminine and neuter plural carnale)

  1. fleshly
  2. carnal

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carnālis (fleshly, of the flesh), from carō (flesh).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaɾˈnal/, [kaɾˈnal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: car‧nal

AdjectiveEdit

carnal (plural carnales)

  1. carnal (relating to the physical, especially sexual, appetites)
    Synonyms: sexual, libidinoso
  2. consanguineous, by blood (related through birth)
    Synonym: consanguíneo
    • 1962, Julio Cortázar, “Simulacros”, in Historias de cronopios y de famas:
      Por ejemplo, el patíbulo, hasta hoy nadie se ha puesto de acuerdo sobre el origen de la idea, mi hermana la quinta afirma que fue uno de mis primos carnales, que son muy filósofos, pero mi tío el mayor sostiene que se le ocurió a él después de leer una novela de capa y espada.
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NounEdit

carnal m (plural carnales, feminine carnala, feminine plural carnalas)

  1. (Mexico) Ellipsis of hermano carnal (brother by blood).; brother (in opposition to adopted or in-law)

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