noun, plural pe·ric·o·pes, pe·ric·o·pae [puh-rik-uh-pee] /pəˈrɪk əˌpi/.
a selection or extract from a book.
selection, fragment, passage, portion, piece, extract, quotation, saying, notation, quote, section, note, part
Origin of pericope
1650–60; < Late Latin pericopē section < Greek perikopḗ a cutting, equivalent to peri- peri- + kopḗ a cutting
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a selection from a book, esp a passage from the Bible read at religious services
Word Origin for pericope
C17: via Late Latin from Greek perikopē piece cut out, from peri- + kopē a cutting
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