- 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
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- rare a charm or amulet
C16: via French from Greek periapton, from peri- + haptos clasped, from haptein to fasten