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Definition of copula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

copula

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BrE BrE//ˈkɒpjələ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpjələ//
 
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= linking verb Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin, ‘connection, linking of words’, from co- ‘together’ + apere ‘fasten’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: copula

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