Pe·​ra·​tes | \ pəˈrāˌtēz \
plural Peratae\ -​ˌtē \ or Perates

Definition of Perates

: a member of a Gnostic school venerating the serpent as a powerful being intermediary between God the Father and unformed matter

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History and Etymology for Perates

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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