pythoness

noun
py·tho·ness | \ˈpī-thə-nəs, ˈpi- \

Definition of pythoness 

1 : a woman who practices divination

2 : a prophetic priestess of Apollo

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pythonic \pī-ˈthä-nik \ adjective

First Known Use of pythoness

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pythoness

Middle English Phitonesse, from Middle French pithonisse, from Late Latin pythonissa, from Greek Pythōn, spirit of divination, perhaps from Pythō, seat of the Delphic oracle

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