Perates

noun

Pe·​ra·​tes
pəˈrāˌtēz
plural Peratae
-ˌtē
or Perates
: a member of a Gnostic school venerating the serpent as a powerful being intermediary between God the Father and unformed matter

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin Peratae, plural, from Late Greek Peratai, from plural of Greek peratēs one that crosses over, from peran to cross over, pass through

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“Perates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Perates. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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