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From Ancient Greek ἀντί (antí, opposite, facing), περί (perí, about, around), κατά (katá, downward), μετά (metá, after, among), ἀνά (aná, upward), παρά (pará, near, beside), and ἀμφί (amphí, around, apart, on both sides) and Latin crībrō (to sift).

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  • (Classical) IPA(key): /̯.ɡe.dam.pʰi.kriː.braː.tiˈoː.neːs/, [an.tɪ.pɛ.rɪ.ka.ta.mɛ̯.ɡɛ.dam.pʰɪ.kriː.braː.tɪˈoː.neːs]


antipericatametanaparbeugedamphicrībrātiōnēs f pl

  1. (nonce word, used only by Rabelais) haphazard siftings or roaming ruminations
    • (Can we date this quote?) François Rabelais:
      Antipericatametanaparbeugedamphicribrationes Merdicantium