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May 28, 2022

Body means both the living and the dead body of a human or animal.


The study of the living body is called anatomy. Only words referring to the living body are body and body. The Finnish word body was invented as a result of a collaboration between the Medical Vocabulary Board and Hannes Tepo, the first nurse of the Language Office, in 1945, when there was a need in medicine to verbally separate the dead and the living body. It is possible that the word body was modeled on our cognate language Estonia, where the word body means living body; on the other hand, the word body already appears in Elias Lönnrot's dictionary as a synonym for the circle.


The dead body is also called the stump. The old synonym for kalmo is also the veil, which has really only survived in the saying "get into the cemetery", meaning "cemetery". Folk poetry is also familiar with the character "Lord of the Veils," an early missionary. The name is explained by Christian crucifixes and speeches about the body and resurrection. The word kalma, meaning death, sometimes refers to a deceased or dead body. To avoid confusion, the word kalma was derived as early as the 1940s in the new word kalmo to mean only the dead body; the word was invented by the Language Board in 1948. The term dead or dying body has also been used in the past, but November also refers to other ghosts of the dying (e.g., nature in autumn, ghosts) and foretells of death. The dead body is often referred to as the deceased to emphasize the spiritual side of the deceased. The dead body of an animal is often referred to as a carcass or wastage, in slaughter animals a carcass. In archeology, and sometimes in any other way, the body, usually far apart, can be called human remains. Examination of a dead body is called a pathology.

See also

Interment Funeral Graveyard Death


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