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Obiism

Serpent-worship. From Egyptian Ob (the sacred serpent). The African sorceress is still called Obi. The Greek ophis is of the same family. Moses forbade the Israelites to inquire of Ob, which we translate wizard.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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