pericope

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Etymology[edit]

From late Latin pericope, from Greek περικοπή ‘section’, from peri- + κοπή ‘cutting’, from κόπτειν ‘to cut’.

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Noun[edit]

pericope (plural pericopes)

  1. (rhetoric) A section of text forming a coherent thought, suitable for use in a speech.
  2. A passage of Scripture to be read in public worship or a book containing such passages.
    The reader looked up the Sunday morning pericope.
    The oldest known system of pericopes in the Western Church is ascribed to Jerome.

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  • The Lutheran Cyclopedia, 1954, 1975 Concordia Publishing House, St Louis p 614.

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Noun[edit]

pericope f (plural pericopi)

  1. pericope

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