peccavi

[ pe-key-vahy, -vee, -kah-vee ]
/ pɛˈkeɪ vaɪ, -vi, -ˈkɑ vi /
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noun, plural pec·ca·vis.

a confession of guilt or sin.

Nearby words

  1. peccadillo,
  2. peccant,
  3. peccantly,
  4. peccary,
  5. peccatophobia,
  6. pech,
  7. pechenga,
  8. pechora,
  9. peck,
  10. peck's bad boy

Origin of peccavi

1500–10; < Latin: literally, I have sinned, perfect 1st person singular of peccāre to go wrong

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British Dictionary definitions for peccavi

peccavi

/ (pɛˈkɑːviː) /

noun plural -vis

a confession of guilt

Word Origin for peccavi

C16: from Latin, literally: I have sinned, from peccāre

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Word Origin and History for peccavi

peccavi

v.

1550s, Latin, literally "I have sinned;" past tense of peccare "to sin" (see peccadillo). Related: peccavimus "we have sinned;" peccavit "he has sinned."

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