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In what context should the word pericope be used? Is it accepted properly as a word?

To what point it could be a synonym for verse?


  • The OED gives three senses

    1. Chiefly Christian Church. A section or subsection of a religious text, esp. one appointed for reading in public worship; a lesson.
    2. A short passage, section, or paragraph in a piece of writing. rare.
    3. Ancient Greek Prosody. A verse passage consisting of strophe and antistrophe. rare.
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