periapt

periapt

[per-ee-apt]
noun
an amulet.

Origin:
1575–85; < Greek períapton amulet, noun use of neuter of períaptos hung around, equivalent to peri- peri- + (h)aptós, verbid of háptein to fasten

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periapt (ˈpɛrɪˌæpt)
 
n
rare a charm or amulet
 
[C16: via French from Greek periapton, from peri- + haptos clasped, from haptein to fasten]

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