periegesis

noun peri·ege·sis \ˌperēəˈjēsə̇s\

Definition of periegesis

plural

periegeses

\-ēˌsēz\
  1. :  a description of a region a periegesis of the Italian peninsula

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Origin and Etymology of periegesis

Late Latin, from Greek periēgēsis act of leading or showing around, geographical description, from periēgeisthai to show around, describe, from peri- + hēgeisthai to lead — more at seek


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