corpes (plural corpeses)

  1. Obsolete spelling of corpse
    • 1591, Edmund Spenser, The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5[1]:
      Rome is no more: but if the shade of Rome May of the bodie yeeld a seeming sight, It's like a corse drawne forth out of the tombe By magicke skill out of eternall night: The corpes of Rome in ashes is entombed, And her great spirite, reioyned to the spirite Of this great masse, is in the same enwombed; But her brave writings, which, her famous merite In spight of Time out of the dust doth reare, Doo make her idole* through the world appeare.
    • 1566, William Adlington, The Golden Asse[2]:
      And he spake unto her and said, Behold here is one that will enterprise to watch the corpes of your husband this night.