the major scale as derived acoustically by Pythagoras from the perfect fifth.
noun, Geometry. 1. the theorem that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Pythagorean theorem (pĭ-thāg’ə-rē’ən) A theorem stating that the square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares […]
/ˈpɪθɪəs/ noun 1. 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
[pith-ee-uh] /ˈpɪθ i ə/ noun, Greek Mythology. 1. the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who delivered the oracles. /ˈpɪθɪə/ noun 1. (Greek myth) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi, who transmitted the oracles n. “priestess of Apollo at Delphi,” 1842, from Greek pythia (hiereia) “(Priestess) of Pythian Apollo, from a variant form of Pythios, an […]
[pith-ee-ad] /ˈpɪθ iˌæd/ noun 1. the four-year period between two celebrations of the Pythian Games.