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Historical Examples of delphi

  • This Delphi was supposed to be the very midmost spot of the whole world.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

  • 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

    Raphael Sabatini

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



British Dictionary definitions for delphi


  1. 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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