pythons

python

1 [pahy-thon, -thuhn]
noun
any of several Old World boa constrictors of the subfamily Pythoninae, often growing to a length of more than 20 feet (6 meters): the Indian python, Python molurus, is endangered.

Origin:
1580–90; < Neo-Latin; special use of Python

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python

2 [pahy-thon, -thuhn]
noun
1.
a spirit or demon.
2.
a person who is possessed by a spirit and prophesies by its aid.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Greek pȳ́thōn; relation to Python unclear

Python

[pahy-thon, -thuhn]
noun Classical Mythology.
a large dragon who guarded the chasm at Delphi from which prophetic vapors emerged. He was finally killed by Apollo, who established his oracle on the site.

Origin:
< Latin Pȳthōn < Greek Pȳ́thōn

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python (ˈpaɪθən)
 
n
any large nonvenomous snake of the family Pythonidae of Africa, S Asia, and Australia, such as Python reticulatus (reticulated python). They can reach a length of more than 20 feet and kill their prey by constriction
 
[C16: New Latin, after Python]
 
pythonic
 
adj

Python (ˈpaɪθən)
 
n
Greek myth a dragon, killed by Apollo at Delphi

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Main Entry:  pythons
Part of Speech:  n pl
Definition:  very muscular upper arms; pumped-up biceps
Example:  flexing his pythons
Usage:  informal
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python
1590, the fabled serpent, slain by Apollo, near Delphi, from L. Python, from Gk. Python, probably related to Pytho, the old name of Delphi, perhaps itself related to pythein "to rot." Zoological application to large non-venomous snakes of the tropics is from 1836, originally in Fr.
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pythons definition


  1. n.
    large, muscular biceps. (See also guns.) : Look at the pythons on that guy! He could lift a piano!
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