See also: culpá and culpă

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin culpa.

NounEdit

culpa (plural culpae)

  1. (law) Negligence or fault, as distinguishable from dolus (deceit, fraud), which implies intent, culpa being imputable to defect of intellect, dolus to defect of heart.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for culpa in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin culpa.

NounEdit

culpa f (plural culpas)

  1. blame, fault

Further readingEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin culpa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

culpa f (plural culpes)

  1. fault, blame
  2. guilt

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *kʷolpā (wrong, mistake), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷolp-eh₂ (bend, turn), from *kʷelp-.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

culpa f (genitive culpae); first declension

  1. fault, defect
  2. blame, guilt
  3. crime

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative culpa culpae
Genitive culpae culpārum
Dative culpae culpīs
Accusative culpam culpās
Ablative culpā culpīs
Vocative culpa culpae

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: coulpe
  • Italian: colpa
  • Old Portuguese: culpa
  • Romanian: culpă
  • Sicilian: curpa
  • Spanish: culpa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) , “culpa”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 151

Further readingEdit

  • culpa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • culpa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • culpa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • culpa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a guilty conscience: conscientia mala or peccatorum, culpae, sceleris, delicti
    • to be conscious of no ill deed: nullius culpae sibi conscium esse
    • to be free from blame: extra culpam esse
    • to be almost culpable: affinem esse culpae
    • to put the blame on another: culpam in aliquem conferre, transferre, conicere
    • to attribute the fault to some one: culpam alicui attribuere, assignare
    • to commit some blameworthy action: culpam committere, contrahere
    • to commit some blameworthy action: facinus, culpam in se admittere
    • to bear the blame of a thing: culpam alicuius rei sustinere
    • to exonerate oneself from blame: culpam a se amovere
    • (ambiguous) to be at fault; to blame; culpable: in culpa esse
    • (ambiguous) some one is to blame in a matter; it is some one's fault: culpa alicuius rei est in aliquo
    • (ambiguous) it is my fault: mea culpa est
    • (ambiguous) to be free from blame: culpa carere, vacare
    • (ambiguous) to be free from blame: abesse a culpa
    • (ambiguous) to be almost culpable: prope abesse a culpa
  • culpa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • culpa in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

culpā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of culpō

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin culpa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

culpa f (plural culpas)

  1. fault

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:culpa.


SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Learned borrowing from Latin culpa; cf. the inherited Old Spanish colpa.[1]

NounEdit

culpa f (plural culpas)

  1. fault
  2. guilt
  3. blame

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

culpa

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of culpar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of culpar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of culpar.