noun, plural cop·u·las, cop·u·lae [kop-yuh-lee] /ˈkɒp yəˌli/.
Origin of copula
Related Words for copulaelbow, seam, network, relationship, hookup, element, contact, channel, tie, association, line, tape, ring, cohabitation, bridge, splice, point, nexus, impingement, bend
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Historical Examples of copula
A promise of marriage, followed by copula, also constitutes a marriage.
They resemble them in that they are beliefs in being signified by the copula.
Hence—The copula instead of determining a case expresses a concord.The English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
Antisthenes 222probably considered that the copula implied identity between the predicate and the subject.
Copula, kop′ū-la, n. that which joins together: a bond or tie: (logic) the word joining the subject and predicate.
noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
Word Origin for copula
linking verb, 1640s, from Latin copula "that which binds, rope, band, bond" (see copulate).