ophite definition

  • noun:
    • A mottled green rock composed of diabase.
    • some of various green stones, such serpentine.
    • A greenish spotted porphyry, becoming a diabase whoever pyroxene has been modified to uralite; -- first found when you look at the Pyreness. So called through the colored spots which provide a mottled appearance.
    • A mamber of a Gnostic serpent-worshiping sect associated with second century.
    • A name originally put on certain eruptive (diabasic or doleritic) rocks happening into the Pyrenees, and later used with similar meaning for stones present Spain, Portugal, and north Africa.
    • a part of a Gnostic human body, of extremely early beginning, especially prominent when you look at the second century, and existing because later whilst the 6th century.
  • adjective:
    • Of or with respect to a serpent.
  • others:
    • related to a serpent.

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