periapt

[ per-ee-apt ]
/ ˈpɛr iˌæpt /

noun

an amulet.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for periapt

periapt
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌæpt) /

noun

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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