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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 1999-2004 » 2001 (July-December) » Gaelic for "body" « Previous Next »

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Scotti (slip129-37-237-103.ma.us.prserv.net - 129.37.237.103)
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 05:20 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Greetings. I am looking for a Gaelic word (or words) for the physical, living body of a human being (in other words, not a corpse). I searched the archives and came across a few references (chorp, colainne), but I want to be sure I have a nominative case, singular noun. Examples of usage in English are: "Take good care of your body by eating healthy food" and "The body is God's temple."

I would also like to know the pronunciation of the Gaelic.

I appreciate whatever help anyone cares to provide.

Scotti

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Clemens Gaumannmüller (chello212186048235.11.vie.surfer.at - 212.186.48.235)
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

my dictionairy says colainn, m

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Laighneach (212.2.184.113)
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 09:39 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"Corp" or "colainn" is fine. I've written them both in the nominative, though if you put the definite article "An" in front of "colainn", it will have to be lenited "An Cholainn", since it is feminine, even in the nominative. "Corp" is maculine and is a borrowed word from the latin "corpus".
Generally if one was to talk of a dead corpse, you would use "corpán", also masculine.

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Scotti (slip129-37-237-230.ma.us.prserv.net - 129.37.237.230)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Many thanks for your help!

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