- a selection or extract from a book.
- lection(def 2).
Origin of pericope
1650–60; < Late Latin pericopē section < Greek perikopḗ a cutting, equivalent to peri- peri- + kopḗ a cutting
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Examples from the Web for pericope
And first, the case of the pericope de adultera requires to be placed before the reader in its true bearings.
For unless they do, there is no help for it but the pericope de adultera must be left where it is.
What if the Pericope de adultera, without being actually inserted in full, was recognized by Cod.
This is the date adopted by the Bollandists, because the ancient missals mark the pericope, Matt.Life of St. Francis of Assisi
- 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
Word Origin and History for pericope
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