copula

See also: cópula

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin copula (bond, tie). See there for details.

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NounEdit

copula (plural copulas or copulae)

  1. (grammar) A word used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (usually a subject complement or an adverbial); it serves to unite (or associate) the subject with the predicate. (e.g. be).
  2. (statistics) A function that represents the association between two or more variables, independent of the individual marginal distributions of the variables.
    • 2009 March 10, Dennis Overbye, “Mathematical Model and the Mortgage Mess”, New York Times:
      In 2000, David X. Li, a banker with a doctorate in statistics who was then at RiskMetrics, part of J. P. Morgan Chase , began using mathematical functions called Gaussian copulas to estimate the likelihood of corporations’ dying in unison.
  3. (music) A device that connects two or more keyboards of an organ

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copula

  1. third-person singular past historic of copuler

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin copula. Cognate to Italian coppia, from the same source, but inherited.

NounEdit

copula f (plural copule)

  1. copula
  2. conjunction

VerbEdit

copula

  1. third-person singular present indicative of copulare
  2. second-person singular imperative of copulare

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EtymologyEdit

Contraction of *co-apula, from co (together) + apere (to join), apō (I join).

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cōpula f (genitive cōpulae); first declension

  1. A bond, tie, or other connecting item.

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cōpula cōpulae
genitive cōpulae cōpulārum
dative cōpulae cōpulīs
accusative cōpulam cōpulās
ablative cōpulā cōpulīs
vocative cōpula cōpulae

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copula

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of copular.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of copular.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of copular.
Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 21:10