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pericope

Class:

noun

Etymology:

ecclesiastical Late Latin from Greek perikopē, originally, a cutting all around...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

pericope

a selection from a book, especially a passage from the Bible read at religious services (15 of 197 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pericope

Wikipedia:

Pericope

in rhetoric is a set of verses that forms one coherent unit or thought, suitable for public reading from a text, now usually of sacred scripture. Manuscripts, often illuminated, called Pericopes, are normally abbreviated Gospel Books only containing... (38 of 197 words, pronunciation)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pericope

American Heritage Dictionary:

pericope | pericopes [plural] | pericopae [plural] | pericopal [adjective, related] | pericopic [adjective, related]

An extract or selection from a book, especially a reading from a Scripture that forms part of a church service. (20 of 56 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pericope

Oxford Dictionary:

pericope

an extract from a text, especially a passage from the Bible (11 of 51 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pericope

New World Dictionary:

pericope

a passage, usually short, from a written work; especially, "lection" (specific sense) (12 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pericope

Merriam-Webster:

pericope | lection [synonym]

a selection from a book ; specifically, "lection" [sense-specific] (9 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pericope

Wiktionary:

pericope | pericopes [plural]

[rhetoric] A section of text forming a coherent thought, suitable for use in a speech. | A passage of Scripture to be read in public worship or a book containing such passages. (31 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pericope

Random House Dictionary:

pericope | pericopes [plural] | pericopae [plural] | lection [synonym, definition 2, sense-specific]

a selection or extract from a book. | lection (definition 2) (10 of 22 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pericope

Encarta Dictionary:

pericope | pericopes [plural]

an extract from a book, especially a passage from the Bible selected for reading during a Roman Catholic Mass (19 of 52 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725026​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

pericope

Origin: ecclesiastical Late Latin from Greek perikopē, originally, a cutting all around from peri-, around (see "peri-") + kopē, a ... (19 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pericope

American Heritage Dictionary:

pericope | pericopes [plural] | pericopae [plural]

Origin: Late Latin pericopē, from Greek perikopē, a cutting around, section, from perikoptein, to cut around: peri-, peri- + koptein, to cut.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pericope

Oxford Dictionary:

pericope

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek perikopē "section", from peri- "around" + kopē "cutting" (from koptein "to cut")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pericope

Merriam-Webster:

pericope

First use: 1658

Origin: Late Latin, from Greek perikopē section, from peri- + kopē act of cutting, from koptein to cut

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pericope

Collins Dictionary:

pericope

First use: 17th century

Origin: via Late Latin from Greek perikopē piece cut out, from peri- + kopē a cutting

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pericope

Wiktionary:

pericope | pericopes [plural]

Origin: late Latin pericope, from Greek περικοπή 'section', from peri- + κοπή 'cutting', from κόπτειν 'to cut'.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pericope

Encarta Dictionary:

pericope | pericopes [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek perikopē "section" from peri "around" + koptein "to cut"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725026​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pericope

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "pericope"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "pericope"

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the Free Dictionary:

pericope

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "pericope"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "pericope" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/pericope

Google Dictionary:

pericope | pericopes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "pericope"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pericope

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pericope"

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YourDictionary Audio:

pericope

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pericope" by speech synthesizer

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