plural peripli
: a voyage or a trip around something (as an island or a coast) : circuit, circumnavigation
: an account of a circumnavigation

Word History


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

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“Periplus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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