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plural noun
one of the great national festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years at Delphi in honor of Apollo.
plural noun
(in ancient Greece) the second most important Panhellenic festival, celebrated in the third year of each Olympiad near Delphi. The four-year period between celebrations was known as a Pythiad (ˈpɪθɪˌæd)


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