Pythian

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adjective

Pyth·​i·​an ˈpi-thē-ən How to pronounce Pythian (audio)
1
: of or relating to games celebrated at Delphi every four years
2
: of or relating to Delphi or its oracle of Apollo

Pythian

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noun

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin pythius of Delphi, from Greek pythios, from Pythō Pytho, name for Delphi, Greece

First Known Use

Adjective

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pythian was in 1570

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Cite this Entry

“Pythian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pythian. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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