noun \ˈper-ē-ˌapt\

Definition of PERIAPT

:  amulet

Examples of PERIAPT

  1. <even rational, enlightened people have their periapts, which somehow make them feel a little more secure in an uncertain world>

Origin of PERIAPT

Middle French or Greek; Middle French periapte, from Greek periapton, from periaptein to fasten around (oneself), from peri- + haptein to fasten
First Known Use: 1584

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