Naassene

noun

Na·​as·​sene
nāˈaˌsēn
plural -s
: a member of one of the Ophite group of Gnostic sects noted for its worship of the serpent as the principle of generation

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek naassēnos, from naas snake, from Hebrew naḥash

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“Naassene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Naassene. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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