Pythiad

noun
Pyth·​i·​ad | \ ˈpi-thē-ˌad How to pronounce Pythiad (audio) , -əd \

Definition of Pythiad

: the 4-year period between celebrations of the Pythian games in ancient Greece

First Known Use of Pythiad

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pythiad

Greek Pythia, the Pythian games, from neuter plural of pythios

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“Pythiad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pythiad. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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