noun, plural pec·ca·vis.
- peck's bad boy
Origin of peccavi
Examples from the Web for peccavi
If it be really so, Oh, let me entreat that you will not neglect to say at once Pater, peccavi!John Ronge: The Holy Coat Of Treves|John Ronge
I meant to pouch my winnings and go straight to my wife and say, 'Peccavi,' and I should hear her say to me, 'Go and sin no more.'You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The cry of peccavi sounds soft and pretty when made by sweet lips in a loving voice.The Claverings|Anthony Trollope
But I will not cry “peccavi,” my Lady, unless you pronounce me guilty after reading what I write.The Case and Exceptions|Frederick Trevor Hill
If this be ‘lady-like,’ then, indeed, I penitently cry ‘peccavi!’Vashti|Augusta J. Evans Wilson
noun plural -vis
Word Origin for peccavi
1550s, Latin, literally "I have sinned;" past tense of peccare "to sin" (see peccadillo). Related: peccavimus "we have sinned;" peccavit "he has sinned."