periplus

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Etymology[edit]

Latin periplus, from Ancient Greek περίπλους (períplous, circumnavigation), from περί (perí, around) + πλέω (pléō, I sail).

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periplus (plural peripli or periploi)

  1. A circumnavigation; a sea voyage around a coastline.
  2. A record of such a voyage.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      the map of the world Ptolemy followed in his geography, finding the longitude that passed through the Gates of Herakles and the island of Rhodes, and placing north and south of it the world as recorded on the periploi of the Phoenician merchants.

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