Definition of periplum in English:

periplum

noun

poetic
  • Originally and chiefly in the poetry of Ezra Pound: = periplus.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Ezra Pound (1885–1972), poet. Either from classical Latin periplum, accusative of periplūs, or alteration of periplus after Latin neuter nouns in -um.

Pronunciation

periplum

/ˈpɛrɪpləm/