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 Ancient Greek á½€Ï•Î¯Ï„Î·Ï‚ (oÏ•itÄ“s).
- Latin Ophitae, plural.