copula

noun

cop·​u·​la ˈkä-pyə-lə How to pronounce copula (audio)
: something that connects: such as
a
: the connecting link between subject and predicate of a proposition

Word History

Etymology

Latin, bond — more at couple

First Known Use

1619, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of copula was in 1619

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Cite this Entry

“Copula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copula. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

copula

noun
cop·​u·​la ˈkäp-yə-lə How to pronounce copula (audio)
plural copulas also copulae -ˌlē How to pronounce copula (audio)
1
: a connecting anatomical structure
2
: sexual union : copulation

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