charnel


charnel
charnel late 14c., from O.Fr. charnel (12c.) "fleshly," from L.L. carnale "graveyard," properly neut. of adjective carnalis (see CARNAL (Cf. carnal)). Glossed in O.E. as flæschus "flesh-house." Charnel house is attested from 1550s.

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  • charnel — charnel, elle [ ʃarnɛl ] adj. • XIe; lat. carnalis, de caro, carnis « chair » 1 ♦ Didact. Qui relève de la nature animale, de la chair (II), qui a trait aux choses du corps. ⇒ corporel, naturel. Un être charnel, de chair et de sang. Par ext. Du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • charnel — charnel, elle (char nèl, nê l ) adj. 1°   Qui dépend de la chair. Appétit, plaisir charnel.    Fig. Dont les pensées et le coeur sont attachés à la chair, en parlant des personnes. •   Non, ces hommes charnels dont les coeurs s abandonnent à tout …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Charnel — Char nel, a. [F. charnel carnal, fleshly, fr. L. carnalis. See {Carnal}.] Containing the bodies of the dead. Charnel vaults. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Charnel house}, a tomb, vault, cemetery, or other place where the bones of the dead are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charnel — CHARNEL, ELLE. adj. Qui est de la chair, qui appartient à la chair. Il n est guère d usage que dans ces phrases: Plaisir charnel. Appétit charnel. Copulation charnelle. [b]f♛/b] On dit aussi, Homme charnel, pour dire, Homme sensuel, par… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Charnel — Char nel, n. A charnel house; a grave; a cemetery. [1913 Webster] In their proud charnel of Thermopyl[ae]. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charnel — Charnel, [charn]elle. adj. Sensuel, adonné aux plaisirs de la chair. Homme charnel. plaisir charnel. On appelle, Copulation charnelle, L action de la generation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • charnel — [chär′nəl] n. [OFr < LL carnale, graveyard; neut. of LL(Ec) carnalis, CARNAL] 1. Obs. a cemetery 2. a building or place where corpses or bones are deposited: in full charnel house adj. of, like, or fit for a charnel …   English World dictionary

  • CHARNEL — ELLE. adj. Qui est de la chair, qui appartient à la chair. Il s emploie surtout dans ces phrases : Plaisir charnel. Appétit charnel. Copulation charnelle. Commerce charnel.   Homme charnel, Homme sensuel, par opposition à Homme spirituel …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • charnel — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French carnel, charnel, probably alteration of charner, from Medieval Latin carnarium, from Latin carn , caro flesh more at carnal Date: 14th century a building or chamber in which bodies or bones are… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • charnel — char•nel [[t]ˈtʃɑr nl[/t]] n. 1) charnel house 2) of, like, or fit for a charnel house • Etymology: 1350–1400; < MF < LL neut. of carnālis carnal …   From formal English to slang


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