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

Word History


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

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“Periaktos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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