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periapt

[per-ee-apt] /ˈpɛr iˌæpt/
noun
1.
an amulet.
Origin
1575-1585
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/
noun
1.
(rare) a charm or amulet
Word Origin
C16: via French from Greek periapton, from peri- + haptos clasped, from haptein to fasten
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