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pe·ric·o·pe  audio  (p-rk-p) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. pe·ric·o·pes or pe·ric·o·pae  (-p) KEY 
An extract or selection from a book, especially a reading from a Scripture that forms part of a church service.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin pericop, from Greek perikop, a cutting around, section, from perikoptein, to cut around : peri-, peri- + koptein, to cut

OTHER FORMS:
pe·rico·pal  (p-rk-pl) KEY  or peri·copic  (pr-kpk) KEY (Adjective)


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