American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern Texas on Corpus Christi Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. The city is highly industrialized and has a large shrimp-fishing fleet. Population: 285,000.
- n. Roman Catholic Church A feast in honor of the Eucharist.
- n. Roman Catholic Church The first Thursday after Trinity Sunday, the day on which this feast is observed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (R. C. Ch.) a festival in honor of the eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
- n. a city in southern Texas on an arm of the Gulf of Mexico
- n. Thursday after Trinity Sunday; first celebrated in 1246
- Middle English, from Medieval Latin Corpus Chrīstī, body of Christ : Latin corpus, body + Latin Chrīstī, genitive of Chrīstus, Christ. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The manuscript of Homer, now in Corpus Christi Library, Cambridge, did not belong to Theodore, but to Prior Selling, of whom we shall hear later.”
“In the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, is an eleventh century copy of Bede's history in Anglo-Saxon, which was given to Exeter by Leofric, although it is not mentioned in the list of his gifts in the Bodleian manuscript.”
“This manuscript, now in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, No. 12, came from Worcester Priory.”
“In 1566 they gave one of Leofric's books to Archbishop Parker: it is now in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.”
“This manuscript is now in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. 4.29”
“But the manuscripts passed into the hands of Brian Twyne, John's grandson, who bequeathed them to Corpus Christi College, Oxford; they are still there. 3.79 John Stow, whose gatherings form part of the Harleian collection, saved some books which once reposed in claustral aumbries, mainly owing to the protection and help of Archbishop Parker.”
“No book was to be brought into the library of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, or chained there, if it were not of sufficent worth and importance (nisi sit competentis pretii aut utilitas) (unless it had been given with specific direction that it should be chained), but it was to go among the books for lending (statutes, 1517) .8.4”
“Gifts of books were made to Corpus Christi College soon after its foundation in 1352, but a library is not referred to in the old statutes.”
“Two of them are preserved in England and Ireland: those of the Book of Armagh, in Trinity College, Dublin, and of the Irish Missal in Corpus Christi College, Oxford.”
“EDMUND'S ABBEY .... .64 From MS. 2, f. 281b, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, by permission of the Master and Fellows”
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