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pythoness

pythoness

noun py·tho·ness \ˈpī-thə-nəs, ˈpi-\

Definition of PYTHONESS

1
:  a woman who practices divination
2
:  a prophetic priestess of Apollo
py·thon·ic \pī-ˈthä-nik\ adjective

Origin of PYTHONESS

Middle English Phitonesse, from Middle French pithonisse, from Late Latin pythonissa, from Greek Pythōn, spirit of divination, perhaps from Pythō, seat of the Delphic oracle
First Known Use: 14th century

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