periapt

noun
peri·​apt | \ ˈper-ē-ˌapt How to pronounce periapt (audio) \

Definition of periapt

: amulet

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Synonyms & Antonyms for periapt

Synonyms

amulet, charm, fetish (also fetich), mascot, mojo, phylactery, talisman

Antonyms

hoodoo, jinx

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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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The first known use of periapt was in 1584

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