Origin of pericopeEcclesiastical Late Latin ; from Classical Greek perikop?, origin, originally , a cutting all around ; from peri-, around (see peri-) + kop?, a cutting ; from base of koptein, to cut: see shaft
nounpl. pe·ric·o·pes or pe·ric·o·pae
Origin of pericopeLate Latin pericop&emacron;, from Greek perikop&emacron;, a cutting around, section, from perikoptein, to cut around : peri-, peri- + koptein, to cut.
- pe·ric′o·pal , per′i·cop′ic
- (rhetoric) A section of text forming a coherent thought, suitable for use in a speech.
- 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.
From late Latin pericope, from Greek Ï€ÎµÏÎ¹ÎºÎ¿Ï€Î® "˜section', from peri- + ÎºÎ¿Ï€Î® "˜cutting', from ÎºÏŒÏ€Ï„ÎµÎ¹Î½ "˜to cut'.