crapula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crāpula (intoxication), from Ancient Greek κραιπάλη (kraipálē, intoxication, hangover).

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crapula (plural crapulas)

  1. (obsolete or literary) Sickness or indisposition caused by excessive eating or drinking.
    • 1726, Peter Shaw, A New Practice of Physic:
      If it be not of long standing, and the griping be tolerable; if the effect of crapulas; if habitual, and the patient feeds well, and suffers no considerable loss of strength; or if it be critica, and proceed from an obstructed perspiration, 'tis seldom dangerous []
    • 1794, Benjamin Rush, Medical Inquiries and Observations. Second American edition:
      Perhaps the tonic medicines which have been mentioned, render the bowels a more quiet and comfortable asylum for them, and thereby provide the system with the means of obviating the effects of crapulas, to which all children are disposed.
    • 1808, Thomas Topham, A new compendious system on several diseases incident to cattle:
      Disorders sometimes happen to young calves from difference of milk, and frequently from giving them too great a quantity; then the case becomes a crapula, and death is the consequence.
    • 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 214:
      [I]t was as much apprehension as crapula that had distracted him into admitting that the anonymous letter-writer had spoken some truth.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkra.pu.la/
  • Hyphenation: crà‧pu‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin crāpula (excessive drinking), from Ancient Greek κραιπάλη (kraipálē).

Noun[edit]

crapula f (plural crapule)

  1. (literary) Excessive eating and drinking; gluttony
    Synonym: gozzoviglia
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

crapula

  1. third-person singular present indicative of crapulare

References[edit]

  • crapula in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek κραιπάλη (kraipálē, intoxication, hangover)

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crāpula f (genitive crāpulae); first declension

  1. excessive drinking, drunkenness, inebriation, intoxication

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative crāpula crāpulae
Genitive crāpulae crāpulārum
Dative crāpulae crāpulīs
Accusative crāpulam crāpulās
Ablative crāpulā crāpulīs
Vocative crāpula crāpulae

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