- [P-]Gr. Myth. an enormous serpent that lurks in the cave of Mount Parnassus and is slain by Apollo
- any of a genus (Python, family Boidae) of very large, nonvenomous snakes of Asia, Africa, and Australia, that squeeze their prey to death
- popularly any large snake that squeezes its prey to death
Origin of pythonClassical Latin from Classical Greek Pyth?n from Pyth?: see Pythian
Origin of pythonProbably French from Latin Péthōn mythical serpent killed by Apollo near Delphi ; see Python 1.
- Greek Mythology A dragon or serpent that was the tutelary demon of the oracular cult at Delphi until killed and expropriated by Apollo.
- python a. A soothsaying spirit or demon.b. A person possessed by such a spirit.
Origin of PythonLatin Péthōn from Greek Pūthōn ; see dheub- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek Î ÏÎ¸Ï‰Î½ (PuthÅn), the name of the mythological enormous serpent at Delphi slain by Apollo, from Î Ï…Î¸ÏŽ (PÅ«thÅ), the early name of Delphi, from Ï€Ï…Î¸ÏŽ (puthÅ, “to rot, to decay").
- (Greek mythology) The earth-dragon of Delphi, represented as a serpent, killed by Apollo.
- A programming language invented by Guido van Rossum, named after Monty Python.
- (informal) The British comedy troupe Monty Python.
- A member of Monty Python: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones or Michael Palin; referred to collectively as The Pythons.
- John Cleese is perhaps the best-known of the Pythons.
From Ancient Greek Î ÏÎ¸Ï‰Î½ (PuthÅn), from Î Ï…Î¸ÏŽ (PÅ«thÅ), the early name of Delphi, from Ï€Ï…Î¸ÏŽ (puthÅ, “to rot, to decay").
python - Computer Definition
A popular, object-oriented scripting language used for writing system utilities and Internet scripts. It is also used as a glue language for integrating components in C and C++. Created by Guido van Rossum in Amsterdam in the early 1990s, it was named after the BBC comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Python is an interpreted language that compiles to bytecode and requires a "virtual machine" for runtime execution. It uses elements from C, C++ and Modula and supports interfaces to popular functions and libraries such as Unix sockets, the Tk GUI library, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) and X11.