peri·​apt ˈper-ē-ˌapt How to pronounce periapt (audio)
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1584, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of periapt was in 1584

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Cite this Entry

“Periapt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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