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periapt

[per-ee-apt]
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noun
  1. 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

noun
  1. rare a charm or amulet
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Word Origin

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