[pit-ee-uh s] /ˈpɪt i əs/
evoking or deserving ; pathetic:
piteous cries for help.
exciting or deserving pity
(archaic) having or expressing pity
c.1300, from Anglo-French pitous, Old French pitos “pious; merciful, compassionate, moved to pity; pitiful” (12c., Modern French piteux), from Medieval Latin pietosus “merciful, pitiful,” in Vulgar Latin “dutiful,” from Latin pietas “dutiful conduct, compassion” (see piety). Related: Piteously; piteousness.
[pi-tesht] /pɪˈtɛʃt/ noun 1. a city in S central Romania, on the Argeş River.
[pit-fawl] /ˈpɪtˌfɔl/ noun 1. a lightly covered and unnoticeable pit prepared as a trap for people or animals. 2. any trap or danger for the unwary: the pitfall of excessive pride. /ˈpɪtˌfɔːl/ noun 1. an unsuspected difficulty or danger 2. a trap in the form of a concealed pit, designed to catch men or wild […]
noun, Archaeology. 1. a shallow grave hollowed out of a bed of rock or the floor of a tholos.
[pith] /pɪθ/ noun 1. Botany. the soft, spongy central cylinder of parenchymatous tissue in the stems of dicotyledonous plants. 2. Zoology. the soft inner part of a feather, a hair, etc. 3. the important or essential part; essence; core; heart: the pith of the matter. 4. significant weight; substance; solidity: an argument without pith. 5. […]