Periapt meaning

pĕrē-ăpt
A charm worn as protection against mischief and disease; an amulet.
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A charm worn on a necklace; an amulet.
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Origin of periapt

  • French périapte from Greek periapton from periaptos hung around peri- peri- haptos fastened (from haptein to fasten)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition