[pith-ee-uh s] /ˈpɪθ i əs/
[pith-ee-uh] /ˈpɪθ i ə/
noun, Greek Mythology.
the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who delivered the oracles.
See Damon and Pythias
(Greek myth) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi, who transmitted the oracles
“priestess of Apollo at Delphi,” 1842, from Greek pythia (hiereia) “(Priestess) of Pythian Apollo, from a variant form of Pythios, an epithet of Apollo, from Pytho, older name of the region of Delphi (see python).
[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 […]
[pahy-thuh-jen-ik, pith-uh-] /ˌpaɪ θəˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌpɪθ ə-/ adjective 1. originating from filth or putrescence.
[pahy-thon, -thuh n] /ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən/ noun 1. any of several Old World boa constrictors of the subfamily Pythoninae, often growing to a length of more than 20 feet (6 meters): the Indian python, Python molurus, is endangered. [pahy-thon, -thuh n] /ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən/ noun 1. a spirit or demon. 2. a person who is […]
/ˌpaɪθəˈnɛsk/ adjective 1. denoting a kind of humour that is absurd and unpredictable; zany; surreal adjective See Monty Pythonesque adj. 1975, in reference to the style of humor popularized by British TV series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”