[ per-ee-apt ]
/ ˈpɛr iˌæpt /
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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
Words nearby periapt
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British Dictionary definitions for periapt
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌæpt) /
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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