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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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The negator avol developed from a combination of the negative particle (or negative auxiliary verb form) and the copula verb 'be' and thus, plausibly, was originally used in non-verbal predication, after which it acquired a new function in some verbal categories.
In those non-verbal predicate constructions in which the copula verb ulnems has been chosen, the negative auxiliary ez- may occur together with the copula.
Predicate transfer is not restricted to copula verbs.
We examine in this section utterances in Yoruba involving the copula verbs ni and je.
Hengeveld (1992) presents a functional classification of copula verbs that is supposed to be valid for the generality of human languages.
Hengeveld (1992) identifies two major types of function for copula verbs that are term predicates: they may be used either for identification or for classification.
The four major types of functions expressed by copula verbs (Hengeveld 1992: 84)