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EtymologyEdit

From French corps d'armée (literally army body), from Latin corpus (body). Doublet of corpse and corpus. See also English riff.

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corps (plural corps)

  1. (military) A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.
  2. An organized group of people united by a common purpose.
    • diplomatic corps
    • White House press corps

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin corpus.

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corps m (plural corps)

  1. body

DutchEdit

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Borrowed from French corps.

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corps n (plural corpsen or corpora, diminutive corpsje n)

  1. student society, especially a traditional and hierarchical one

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From Middle French cors, from Old French cors, inherited from Latin corpus (body), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱrep-. The p was added back to reflect the Latin etymology. Doublet of corpus.

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corps m (plural corps)

  1. body
  2. (mathematics) field (in abstract algebra)
  3. (military) corps

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