But she was a pythoness, and did not at all come up to our idea of a witch.
Will it be said that there was any collusion between St. Paul and the pythoness?
Her attitudes, it was once said, were those of "a pythoness cast in bronze."
Lynette said, without removing her fascinated eyes from the pythoness.
The pythoness, or priestess of Apollo, at his approach, hailed him as king of Corinth.
"Oh, a horrid, stuck-up set of people," said this pythoness.
I am sorry for this his incurable passion to play the pythoness.
The Pithoness or pythoness, which usually appears in the M.E. writers as in the text.
But the pythoness was not wholly tamed, and she could not even yet forget her wrongs.
Similarly the pythoness: the behaviour of the possessed is everywhere the same.
late 14c., "woman with the power of soothsaying," from Old French phitonise (13c.), from Late Latin pythonissa, used in Vulgate of the Witch of Endor (I Sam. xxviii:7), and often treated as her proper name, literally fem. of pytho "familiar spirit;" which ultimately is connected with the title of the prophetess of the Delphic Oracle, Greek pythia hiereia, from Pythios, an epithet of Apollo, from Pytho, older name of the region of Delphi (see python).