periplus

noun peri·plus \ˈperə(ˌ)pləs, -rəˌplüs\

Definition of periplus

plural

peripli

\-ˌplī, -ˌplē\
  1. 1 :  a voyage or a trip around something (as an island or a coast) :  circuit, circumnavigation

  2. 2 :  an account of a circumnavigation

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Origin and Etymology of periplus

Latin & Greek; Latin, circumnavigation, from Greek periplous circumnavigation, account of a coasting voyage, from periplein to sail around, from peri- + plein to sail — more at flow


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