periapt

noun
peri·apt | \ˈper-ē-ˌapt \

Definition of periapt 

: amulet

Examples of periapt in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of periapt

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for periapt

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

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