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copula

 [kop´u-lah]
any connecting part or structure.

cop·u·la

(kop'yū-lă),
1. In anatomy, a narrow part connecting two structures, for example, the body of the hyoid bone.
2. A swelling formed during the early development of the tongue by the medial portions of the second pharyngeal arches; it is overgrown by the hypopharyngeal eminence and is not present in the adult tongue.
3. Obsolete term for zygote.
[L. a bond, tie]

copula

/cop·u·la/ (kop´u-lah)
1. any connecting part or structure.
2. a median ventral elevation on the embryonic tongue formed by union of the second pharyngeal arches and playing a role in tongue development.

copula

[kop′ū·lə]
Etymology: L
1 any connecting part or structure.
2 a median ventral elevation on the embryonic tongue, formed by union of the second pharyngeal arches, that represents the future root of the tongue. Also called copula linguae.

cop·u·la

(kop'yū-lă)
1. anatomy a narrow part connecting two structures (e.g., the body of the hyoid bone).
2. A swelling that is formed during the early development of the tongue by the medial portion of the second pharyngeal arch; it is overgrown by the hypobranchial eminence and is not present in the adult tongue.
[L. a bond, tie]

cop·u·la

(kop'yū-lă)
1. In anatomy, narrow part connecting two structures.
2. Swelling formed during early development of the tongue by medial portions of second pharyngeal arches.
[L. a bond, tie]

copula

any connecting part or structure.
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30) Sua extensao de uso para copular esta presente nos mitos dos indios Urubu, da familia linguistica tupi, documentado por Francis Huxley.
Further extensions of copular sentences involve adding extra adverbs, including notions that, in Indo-European languages, usually occur as adjectives (e.
In Trumai, three constructions can possibly be used as a reply to a where question: (i) a construction with a positional verb, such as 'sit', 'lie', 'stand'; (ii) a copular construction; (iii) a zero-copula construction.
With the exception of COBUILD2, the same symbol is also used for copular verbs.
Examining both well-known poems and lesser-known works, Maeder cites Stevens's use of metaphor and placement of prepositions and prefixes, as well as his uninhibited use of copular verbs.
We therefore do not consider expressions containing this verb as instantiating a different construction from the BLC, despite the fact that, like its English equivalent, sein 'be' has additional functions as a copular verb.
Inflected negated copular forms are obligatory with nominals, whereas in the verbal system the usual negated copula is the invariable form le: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] '[I.
Chapter four treats the temporal and aspectual characteristics of the basic morphological verb forms; chapter five treats present time copular sentences; and chapter six treats compound tenses and complement types.
Klein points out an important distinction between auxiliary verbs--including copular verbs and do--on the one hand, and lexical verbs on the other: whereas contrastive intonation on finite auxiliaries can function either to assert or deny the validity of a prior claim or to contrast the TIME about which the assertion is made, the former function is not available to lexical verbs, which can contrast only the relative time value (or the semantic content of the lexical verb).
Participle forms are constructed by aspect / modality markers such as the aorist, the future, or the evidential, that are obligatorily followed by the inflected forms of the copular verb -i (see also Goksel 2001, 2003 for similar assumptions; Lewis 1967; Lees 1962; Underhill 1976: 183, for earlier treatments of the copula).
10) This entails that the equative reading in copular constructions like (7a-7b) must be imposed by the construction in the same way it is for sentences like The morning star is the evening star.