See more synonyms for pericope on Thesaurus.com noun, plural pe·ric·o·pes, pe·ric·o·pae [puh-rik-uh-pee] /pəˈrɪk əˌpi/.
- a selection or extract from a book.
- lection(def 2).
Origin of pericope
1650–60;Related formspe·ric·o·pal, per·i·cop·ic [per-i-kop-ik] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒp ɪk/, adjective
< Late Latin pericopē
section < Greek perikopḗ
a cutting, equivalent to peri- peri-
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British Dictionary definitions for pericopae
Derived Formspericopic (ˌpɛrɪˈkɒpɪk), adjective
- a selection from a book, esp a passage from the Bible read at religious services
C17: via Late Latin from Greek perikopē piece cut out, from peri- + kopē a cutting
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Word Origin and History for pericopae
1650s, from Late Latin pericope "section of a book," from Greek perikope "a section" of a book, literally "a cutting all round," from peri- "around" (see peri-) + kope "a cutting" (see hatchet).
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