noun, plural cop·u·las, cop·u·lae [kop-yuh-lee] /ˈkɒp yəˌli/.
- coptic church,
- copulative asyndeton,
Origin of copula
Examples from the Web for copula
In these we recognize the insistent demand for the organization of predicate and copula.Studies in Logical Theory|John Dewey
The theme in confirmation must always admit of being expressed in a logical ——, with subject, predicate, and copula.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
They often give more correctly the easily confused pronominal suffixes; and the copula.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of the Twelve Prophets, Vol. I|George Adam Smith
In such a case as this, the verb expresses predication and nothing else, and is called a copula.Hume|T.H. Huxley
The want of a copula is another instance of the primitive character of the tongue.The Soul of the Far East|Percival Lowell
noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
Word Origin for copula
linking verb, 1640s, from Latin copula "that which binds, rope, band, bond" (see copulate).