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


play \pī-ˈthä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pythoness

Middle English Phitonesse, from Medieval 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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