pericope

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noun pe·ric·o·pe \pə-ˈri-kə-pē\

Definition of pericope

  1. :  a selection from a book; specifically :  lection 1

Origin and Etymology of pericope

Late Latin, from Greek perikopē section, from peri- + kopē act of cutting, from koptein to cut — more at capon


First Known Use: 1643


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