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[del-fahy] /ˈdɛl faɪ/
an ancient city in central Greece, in Phocis: site of an oracle of Apollo. Unabridged
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  • He bade his messenger ask the oracle at Delphi what he was doing while they were inquiring.

  • Ctesippus said: Quite so, Euthydemus, that is to say, if he who drinks is as big as the statue of Delphi.

    Euthydemus Plato
  • Olympus among the Greeks was made the centre of the earth, and afterwards the temple of Delphi.

    Astronomical Myths John F. Blake
  • For I shall adduce to you the god at Delphi as a witness of my wisdom, if I have any, and of what it is.

  • Delphi replied: The god would give no answer till the temple was rebuilt.

  • After this Agis came to Delphi and offered as a sacrifice a tenth of the spoil.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Later, Praxiteles made of her a statue of gold, which was set up at Delphi between those of two kings.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
  • So he traveled to Delphi and questioned the oracle as to what he should do.

British Dictionary definitions for Delphi


an ancient Greek city on the S slopes of Mount Parnassus: site of the most famous oracle of Apollo
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Word Origin and History for Delphi

oracle town on slopes of Mount Parnassus, from Greek delphis "dolphin" (see dolphin). Supposedly Apollo assumed this form to found the shrine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Delphi in Technology

1. A US Internet service provider.
2. Borland's Object Oriented Pascal (OOPascal) Rapid Application Development package for Microsoft Windows. Delphi combines visual, component-based design with an optimising native code compiler and scalable database access.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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