pericope


pe·ric·o·pe

noun \pə-ˈri-kə-pē\

Definition of PERICOPE

:  a selection from a book; specifically :  lection 1

Origin of PERICOPE

Late Latin, from Greek perikopē section, from peri- + kopē act of cutting, from koptein to cut — more at capon
First Known Use: 1658

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