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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 29 May. 2020.
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