Pericope meaning

pə-rĭk'ə-pē
An extract or selection from a book, especially a reading from a Scripture that forms part of a church service.
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A passage, usually short, from a written work; esp., lection.
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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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(rhetoric) A section of text forming a coherent thought, suitable for use in a speech.
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Origin of pericope

  • Late Latin pericopē from Greek perikopē a cutting around, section from perikoptein to cut around peri- peri- koptein to cut
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From late Latin pericope, from Greek περικοπή "˜section', from peri- + κοπή "˜cutting', from κόπτειν "˜to cut'.
    From Wiktionary