pericope

[ puh-rik-uh-pee ]
/ pəˈrɪk əˌpi /

noun, plural pe·ric·o·pes, pe·ric·o·pae [puh-rik-uh-pee]. /pəˈrɪk əˌpi/.

a selection or extract from a book.

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Origin of pericope

1650–60; <Late Latin pericopē section <Greek perikopḗ a cutting, equivalent to peri-peri- + kopḗ a cutting

OTHER WORDS FROM pericope

pe·ric·o·pal, per·i·cop·ic [per-i-kop-ik], /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒp ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pericope

pericope
/ (pəˈrɪkəpɪ) /

noun

a selection from a book, esp a passage from the Bible read at religious services

Derived forms of pericope

pericopic (ˌpɛrɪˈkɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for pericope

C17: via Late Latin from Greek perikopē piece cut out, from peri- + kopē a cutting
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