copulative

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin copulativus

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

copulative (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to copulation.
  2. (grammar) That acts as a copula.
  3. (grammar) That connects the subject of a clause with its complement.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

copulative (plural copulatives)

  1. (obsolete) connection
    • 1679, Paul Rycaut, The present state of the Greek and Armenian churches:
      They understand Polygamie to be a Conjunction of divers Copulatives in number, which is not understood till a person proceeds unto a fourth Wife, which makes more than one Copulative in the rule of Marriage.
  2. (grammar) A copulative conjunction.
    • 1835, L[arret] Langley, A Manual of the Figures of Rhetoric, [], Doncaster: Printed by C. White, Baxter-Gate, OCLC 1062248511, page 53:
      In Polysyndeton conjunctions flow,
      And every word its copulative will shew.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

copulative

  1. feminine singular of copulatif

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

copulative

  1. feminine plural of copulativo