copulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin copulare (to couple) perfect participle, from stem copulat-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒp.jʊ.leɪt/
      • (file)
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.pjə.leɪt/
    • Rhymes: -ɒpjəleɪt
  • (adjective)

Verb[edit]

copulate (third-person singular simple present copulates, present participle copulating, simple past and past participle copulated)

  1. (somewhat formal) To engage in sexual intercourse.
    The amorous couple were found copulating inside the car.

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Adjective[edit]

copulate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Joined; associated; coupled.
  2. (grammar) Joining subject and predicate; copulative.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of F. A. March to this entry?)

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

copulate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of copulare
  2. second-person plural imperative of copulare
  3. feminine plural of copulato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōpulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōpulō

References[edit]

  • copulate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • copulate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette