Periaktoi meaning

Plural form of periaktos.
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(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.
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Origin of periaktoi

  • From Ancient Greek περίακτοι (periaktoi), masculine plural of περίακτος (periaktos, “revolving, pivoting”), from περιάγω (periagō, “I turn round”).

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