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Pythian

[pith-ee-uh n] /ˈpɪθ i ən/
adjective
1.
Also, Pythic. of or relating to Delphi, in ancient Greece.
2.
of or relating to Apollo, with reference to his oracle at Delphi.
noun
3.
a Pythian priestess.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin Pȳthi(us) (< Greek Pȳ́thios of Delphi and the oracle) + -an
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Pythian

/ˈpɪθɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Delphi or its oracle
noun
2.
the priestess of Apollo at the oracle of Delphi
3.
an inhabitant of ancient Delphi
Word Origin
C16: via Latin Pӯthius from Greek Puthios of Delphi
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Word Origin and History for Pythian
adj.

c.1600, "pertaining to Delphi or Delphic Apollo," from Pythia + -an. As a noun from 1590s.

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