Pyth·​i·​ad ˈpi-thē-ˌad How to pronounce Pythiad (audio)
: the 4-year period between celebrations of the Pythian games in ancient Greece

Word History


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

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pythiad was in 1603

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“Pythiad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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