Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Serpent-worship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The worship of serpents.

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  • noun snake worship

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  • noun the worship of snakes

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • Phallic worship would seem to have been always confined to these temples, with ophiolatry -- the nagas or water-snake deities being accommodated in sacred tanks, in the midst of which the early Kashmir temples were usually placed.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

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