lapsus

[lap-suh s; Latin lahp-soo s]

Origin of lapsus

1660–70; < Latin lāpsus; see lapse

lapsus calami

[lahp-soo s kah-lah-mee; English lap-suh s kal-uh-mahy, -mee]
noun Latin.
  1. a slip of the pen.

lapsus linguae

[lahp-soo s ling-gwahy; English lap-suh s ling-gwee]
noun Latin.
  1. a slip of the tongue.
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British Dictionary definitions for lapsus

lapsus

noun plural -sus
  1. formal a lapse or error

Word Origin for lapsus

from Latin: lapse

lapsus linguae

noun
  1. a slip of the tongue

Word Origin for lapsus linguae

Latin
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