- an ancient city in central Greece, in Phocis: site of an oracle of Apollo.
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Examples from the Web for delphi
Not surprisingly, Delphi hit the wall early, entering Chapter 11 in the fall of 2005.How Washington Gifts the 1 Percent
April 2, 2013
The second, a riff on the classical injunction from the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, is “Know thy ancestors, know thyself.”Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reveals Rick Warren’s Slave-Holding Ancestors
April 15, 2012
This Delphi was supposed to be the very midmost spot of the whole world.Tanglewood Tales
Ctesippus said: Quite so, Euthydemus, that is to say, if he who drinks is as big as the statue of Delphi.Euthydemus
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.
"The oracle of Delphi was not more impudently worked," he said.The Strolling Saint
After this Agis came to Delphi and offered as a sacrifice a tenth of the spoil.Hellenica
- 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.
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