English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

English

corpulent adj.- fat/obese

Spanish

corpulento(a)

Etymology

corpulent (adj.) Look up corpulent at Dictionary.comlate 14c., from Old French corpulent “stout, fat,” from Latin corpulentus “fleshy, fat,” from corpus “body” (see corporeal) + -ulentus “full of.” Leigh Hunt was sent to prison for two years for calling the Prince Regent corpulent in print in 1812.

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