Ophite meaning

ŏfīt, ōfīt
A mottled green rock composed of diabase.
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Any of various green rocks, such as serpentine.
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(geology) Any of various rocks having snake-like markings, such as a mottled greenish porphyry. [from 16th c.]
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(rare) Serpent-like; ophidian. [from 19th c.]
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(historical) A member of a Gnostic snake-worshipping sect of the second century.
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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 (oÏ•itÄ“s).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin Ophitae, plural.

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