- a priestess of Apollo at Delphi
- any woman soothsayer; prophetess
Origin of pythonessMiddle English phitonesse from Middle French phitonise from Medieval Latin phytonissa from Ecclesiastical Late Latin pythonissa from Classical Greek Pyth?n from Pyth?: see Pythian
- Greek Mythology A priestess of Apollo at Delphi.
- A prophetess.
Origin of pythonessMiddle English phitonesse from Old French phitonise from Late Latin péthonissa from Greek Pūthōn Python ; see Python 1.
- Alternative capitalization of Pythoness
- A female soothsayer
- A female python.
python +"Ž -ess
From Late Latin pythonissa, from Ancient Greek Î Ï…Î¸Î¯Î± (Puthia). Compare Pythia.