pericope

noun
pe·​ric·​o·​pe | \ pə-ˈri-kə-pē How to pronounce pericope (audio) \

Definition of pericope

: a selection from a book specifically : lection sense 1

First Known Use of pericope

1643, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pericope

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

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“Pericope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pericope. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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