- 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 p&ymacron;thonissa, from Greek P&umacron;th&omacron;n, Python; see Python1.
- 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.