ophite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ophite \O"phite\, a. [Gr. 'ofi`ths, fr. 'o`fis a serpent.]
   Of or pertaining to a serpent. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ophite \O"phite\, n. [L. ophites, Gr. 'ofi`ths (sc. ?), a kind
   of marble spotted like a serpent: cf. F. ophite.] (Min.)
   A greenish spotted porphyry, being a diabase whose pyroxene
   has been altered to uralite; -- first found in the Pyreness.
   So called from the colored spots which give it a mottled
   appearance. -- O*phi"ic, a.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ophite \O"phite\, n. [L. Ophitae, pl. See Ophite, a.] (Eccl.
   Hist.)
   A mamber of a Gnostic serpent-worshiping sect of the second
   century.
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