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periapt Explained

Periapt at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Periapt \Per"i*apt\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? hung about, ? to hang
about; ? about + ? to tie: cf. F. p['e]riapte.]
A charm worn as a protection against disease or mischief; an
amulet. --Coleridge.

Now help, ye charming spells and periapts. --Shak.

periapt at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • A charm worn on a necklace; an amulet.
    1. 1864, Thomas Oswald Cockayne, Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England, volume 1, preface, page xx
    2. : The occipital bone of an asses head in a skin is also a good periapt.
    3. 1867, Charles William King, The Natural History of Precious Stones and of the Precious Metals, Bell & Daldy (London), Deighton, Bell, & Co. (Cambridge), page 326
    4. : Breastplate was a decoration, from the costliness of its nature; a periapt, for it was suspended round his neck by golden chains; a talisman, for it ensured the divine protection to the tribes whose names were thereon engraven.
    5. 1921, Fielding H. Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, W.B. Saunders Co., page 41
    6. : The passage in the Greek liturgy of St. Chrysostom...became a charm for intractable hemorrhage (written on the part affected or worn as a periapt)
    7. 2003, Hannah Howell, His Immortal Embrace, Kensington Books, ISBN 0758204752, page 232
    8. : That is the secret of this vault, Miss Thornberry. It is his living tomb, and the periapt you wear around your neck is his epitaph.

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