Definition of peritrope in English:

peritrope

noun

rare
  • A revolution, a circuit; a thing with a circular nature.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in James Ussher (1581–1656), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and scholar. From ancient Greek περιτροπή turning round, revolution, in Hellenistic Greek also turning an opponent's arguments against himself or herself from περι- + τροπή.

Pronunciation

peritrope

/pɪˈrɪtrəpi/