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Pythian

[ pith-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈpɪθ i ən /
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adjective
Also Pythic. of or relating to Delphi, in ancient Greece.
of or relating to Apollo, with reference to his oracle at Delphi.
noun
a Pythian priestess.
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Origin of Pythian

1590–1600; <Latin Pȳthi(us) (<Greek Pȳ́thios of Delphi and the oracle) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Pythian

Pythian
/ (ˈpɪθɪən) /

adjective Also: Pythic
of or relating to Delphi or its oracle
noun
the priestess of Apollo at the oracle of Delphi
an inhabitant of ancient Delphi

Word Origin for Pythian

C16: via Latin Pӯthius from Greek Puthios of Delphi
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