variants or Sethian
plural -s
: a member of a Gnostic school of serpent worshipers

Word History


Sethite from Seth, a son of Adam in the Bible + English -ite; Sethian from Medieval Latin Sethianus, from Late Greek Sēthianos, from Sēth Seth + Greek -ianos -ian

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“Sethite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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