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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pecca’vi.
 
To cry pecca’vi. To acknowledge oneself in the wrong. It is said that Sir Charles Napier, after the battle of Hyderabad, in 1843, used this word as a pun upon his victory—“Peccvi” (I have sinned, i.e. Sinde).   1
 


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