culpa

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See also: culpá and culpă

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin culpa.

Noun[edit]

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin culpa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

culpa f (plural culpes)

  1. fault, blame
  2. guilt

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

culpa f (genitive culpae); first declension

  1. fault, defect
  2. crime

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative culpa culpae
genitive culpae culpārum
dative culpae culpīs
accusative culpam culpās
ablative culpā culpīs
vocative culpa culpae

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

culpā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of culpō

References[edit]

  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, page 151
  • 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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “culpa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • culpa” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese culpa, from Latin culpa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

culpa f (plural culpas)

  1. fault

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:culpa.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin culpa

Noun[edit]

culpa f (plural culpas)

  1. fault
  2. guilt

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.