ophiolatry

noun
the worship of snakes
Syn: ↑serpent-worship
Hypernyms: ↑zoolatry, ↑animal-worship

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\\ˌäfēˈälə.trē, ˌōf-\ noun (-es)
Etymology: ophi- + -latry
: the worship of or attribution of divine or sacred nature to snakes

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ophiolater, n.ophiolatrous, adj.
/of'ee ol"euh tree, oh'fee-/, n.
the worship of snakes.
[1860-65; < Gk óphi(s) snake + (ID)OLATRY]

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ophiolˈatry noun
(see ↑-latry) snake-worship
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Main Entry:ophi-

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