periaktos

noun peri·ak·tos \ ˌperēˈaktəs \

Definition of periaktos

plural periaktoi \-ˌtȯi\
:a 3-sided revolving apparatus painted with scenery and used at each side of the stage in ancient Greek theaters

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Origin and Etymology of periaktos

Greek, from periaktos revolving, from periagein to lead around, turn around, from peri- + agein to lead, drive


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