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[puh-rik-uh-pee] /pəˈrɪk əˌpi/

noun, plural pericopes, pericopae
[puh-rik-uh-pee] /pəˈrɪk əˌpi/ (Show IPA)
a selection or extract from a book.
(def 2).
a selection from a book, esp a passage from the Bible read at religious services

1650s, from Late Latin pericope “section of a book,” from Greek perikope “a section” of a book, literally “a cutting all round,” from peri- “around” (see peri-) + kope “a cutting” (see hatchet).


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