Ophite Definition

ŏfīt, ōfīt
noun
A mottled green rock composed of diabase.
American Heritage
Any of various green rocks, such as serpentine.
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(historical) A member of a Gnostic snake-worshipping sect of the second century.

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adjective

(rare) Serpent-like; ophidian. [from 19th c.]

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Other Word Forms of Ophite

Noun

Singular:
ophite
Plural:
ophites

Origin of Ophite

  • Middle English ophites from Latin ophītēs from Greek ophītēs (lithos) serpentlike (stone) from ophis serpent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ophites, from Ancient Greek as Etymology 2, below. Compare ophites.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek ὀϕίτης (oϕitēs).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin Ophitae, plural.

    From Wiktionary

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