periapt

noun peri·apt \ ˈper-ē-ˌapt \

Definition of periapt

Examples of periapt in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of periapt

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

periapt Synonyms

Synonyms
amulet, fetish (also fetich), mascot, mojo, charm, phylactery, talisman
Antonyms
hoodoo, jinx
Related Words
gris-gris (also grigri), juju, philter, toadstone; emblem, symbol, token, totem
Near Antonyms
curse, hex, spell

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