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pythoness

play
noun py·tho·ness \ˈpī-thə-nəs, ˈpi-\

Definition of pythoness

  1. 1 :  a woman who practices divination

  2. 2 :  a prophetic priestess of Apollo

pythonic play \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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