- a selection or extract from a book.
- lection(def 2).
Origin of pericope
1650–60; < Late Latin pericopē section < Greek perikopḗ a cutting, equivalent to peri- peri- + kopḗ a cutting
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- a selection from a book, esp a passage from the Bible read at religious services
C17: via Late Latin from Greek perikopē piece cut out, from peri- + kopē a cutting
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Word Origin and History for pericopae
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