an amulet.

Origin of periapt

1575–85; < Greek períapton amulet, noun use of neuter of períaptos hung around, equivalent to peri- peri- + (h)aptós, verbid of háptein to fasten Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for periapt

amulet, fetish, juju, phylactery, talisman, trinket, mascot

British Dictionary definitions for periapt



rare a charm or amulet

Word Origin for periapt

C16: via French from Greek periapton, from peri- + haptos clasped, from haptein to fasten
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