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carnal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carnal  \Car"nal\,  a.  [L.  carnalis,  fr  caro,  carnis,  flesh;  akin 
  to  Gr  ?,  Skr.  kravya  cf  F.  charnel,  Of  also  carnel.  Cf 
  {Charnel}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  body  or  its  appetites;  animal; 
  fleshly;  sensual;  given  to  sensual  indulgence;  lustful; 
  human  or  worldly  as  opposed  to  spiritual. 
 
  For  ye  are  yet  carnal.  --1  Cor.  iii. 
  3. 
 
  Not  sunk  in  carnal  pleasure.  --Milton 
 
  Carnal  desires  after  miracles.  --Trench. 
 
  2.  Flesh-devouring;  cruel;  ravenous;  bloody.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  carnal  cur  Preys  on  the  issue  of  his  mother's 
  body.  --Shak. 
 
  {Carnal  knowledge},  sexual  intercourse;  --  used  especially  of 
  an  unlawful  act  on  the  part  of  the  man. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carnal 
  adj  1:  of  the  appetites  and  passions  of  the  body;  "animal 
  instincts";  "carnal  knowledge";  "fleshly  desire";  "a 
  sensual  delight  in  eating";  "music  is  the  only  sensual 
  pleasure  without  vice"  [syn:  {animal(a)},  {fleshly},  {sensual}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  body  or  flesh;  "carnal  remains" 
  3:  of  or  relating  to  or  belonging  to  the  body;  "a  bodily 
  organ";  "bodily  functions";  "carnal  remains"  [syn:  {bodily}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Carnal 
  Unconverted  men  are  so  called  (1  Cor.  3:3).  They  are  represented 
  as  of  a  "carnal  mind,  which  is  enmity  against  God"  (Rom.  8:6, 
  7).  Enjoyments  that  minister  to  the  wants  and  desires  of  man's 
  animal  nature  are  so  called  (Rom.  15:27;  1  Cor.  9:11).  The 
  ceremonial  of  the  Mosaic  law  is  spoken  of  as  "carnal,"  because 
  it  related  to  things  outward,  the  bodies  of  men  and  of  animals, 
  and  the  purification  of  the  flesh  (Heb.  7:16;  9:10).  The  weapons 
  of  Christian  warfare  are  "not  carnal",  that  is  they  are  not  of 
  man's  device,  nor  are  wielded  by  human  power  (2  Cor.  10:4). 
 




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