Corpus Christi

Cor·​pus Chris·​ti | \ ˈkȯr-pəs-ˈkri-stē How to pronounce Corpus Christi (audio) \

Definition of Corpus Christi

: the Thursday after Trinity observed as a Roman Catholic festival in honor of the Eucharist

First Known Use of Corpus Christi

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Corpus Christi

Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin Corpus Christī, short for festum Corporis Christī "feast of the Body of Christ"

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“Corpus Christi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Corpus Christi geographical name

Cor·​pus Chris·​ti | \ ˌkȯr-pəs-ˈkri-stē How to pronounce Corpus Christi (audio) \

Definition of Corpus Christi

city and port on Corpus Christi Bay (an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico) at the mouth of the Nueces River in southern Texas population 305,215


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