Pythias

noun
Pyth·​i·​as | \ ˈpi-thē-əs How to pronounce Pythias (audio) \

Definition of Pythias

: a friend of Damon condemned to death by Dionysius of Syracuse

First Known Use of Pythias

1542, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pythias

Greek

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“Pythias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pythias. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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