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A.Word.A.Day--pericope

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This week's theme: words about books.

pericope (puh-RIK-uh-pee) noun

A selection from a book.

[From Late Latin pericope, from Greek perikope (section), from peri (around) + koptein (to cut).]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"Act now while the supply lasts, and you can buy a rare facsimile of an 11th-century, illuminated German manuscript for only $16,425. After March 15, the price will rise to $19,205. This is what the publisher has told prospective German buyers interested in acquiring a 410-page, gilded copy of a pericope." Craig R. Whitney; Medieval Marketing; The New York Times; Nov 9, 1994.

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