4th century bc, Greek navigator. He was the first Greek to visit and describe the coasts of Spain, France, and the British Isles and may have reached Iceland


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    [pith-ee-ad] /ˈpɪθ iˌæd/ noun 1. the four-year period between two celebrations of the Pythian Games.

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    [pith-ee-uh n] /ˈpɪθ i ən/ adjective 1. Also, Pythic. of or relating to Delphi, in ancient Greece. 2. of or relating to Apollo, with reference to his oracle at Delphi. noun 3. a Pythian priestess. /ˈpɪθɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Delphi or its oracle noun 2. the priestess of Apollo at the oracle […]

  • Pythian-games

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