Pythoness definition

pīthə-nĭs, pĭthə-
(greek mythology) A priestess of Apollo at Delphi.
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A prophetess.
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A priestess of Apollo at Delphi.
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Any woman soothsayer; prophetess.
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Alternative capitalization of Pythoness.
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A female soothsayer.
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A female python.
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(history) The priestess of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
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Noun

Singular:
pythoness
Plural:
pythonesses

Origin of pythoness

  • Middle English phitonesse from Old French phitonise from Late Latin pȳthonissa from Greek Pūthōn Python Python1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin pythonissa, from Ancient Greek Πυθία (Puthia). Compare Pythia.

    From Wiktionary

  • python +"Ž -ess

    From Wiktionary

  • See Pythoness.

    From Wiktionary