pericope

pericope

[puh-rik-uh-pee]
noun, plural pericopes, pericopae [puh-rik-uh-pee] .
1.
a selection or extract from a book.
2.
lection ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin pericopē section < Greek perikopḗ a cutting, equivalent to peri- peri- + kopḗ a cutting

pericopal, pericopic [per-i-kop-ik] , adjective
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pericope (pəˈrɪkəpɪ)
 
n
a selection from a book, esp a passage from the Bible read at religious services
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek perikopē piece cut out, from peri- + kopē a cutting]
 
pericopic
 
adj

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