periaktoi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek περίακτοι (períaktoi), masculine plural of περίακτος (períaktos, revolving, pivoting), from περιάγω (periágō, I turn round).

Noun[edit]

periaktoi

  1. plural form of periaktos
  2. (plural only) A device for changing scenery in a theatre. A row of adjacent, three-sided columns form a backdrop to the stage and are turned in unison to show a different face.