pythonism

noun
pytho·​nism | \ ˈpīthəˌnizəm, ˈpith- \
plural -s

Definition of pythonism

1 : possession by or intercourse with a pythonic deity or spirit
2 : the art and practice of prophecy or divination

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History and Etymology for pythonism

Late Latin python-, pytho pythonic spirit (from Greek Pythōn spirit of divination) + English -ism

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“Pythonism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pythonism. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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