ophiolatry

[ of-ee-ol-uh-tree, oh-fee- ]
/ ˌɒf iˈɒl ə tri, ˌoʊ fi- /

noun

the worship of snakes.

Nearby words

  1. ophicleide,
  2. ophidian,
  3. ophidiid,
  4. ophidiophobia,
  5. ophio-,
  6. ophiolite,
  7. ophiolite suite,
  8. ophiological,
  9. ophiology,
  10. ophiomancy

Origin of ophiolatry

1860–65; < Greek óphi(s) snake + (id)olatry

Related formsoph·i·ol·a·ter, nounoph·i·ol·a·trous, adjective

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