Pythian Games


plural noun

one of the great national festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years at Delphi in honor of Apollo.

Origin of Pythian Games

First recorded in 1595–1605

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British Dictionary definitions for pythian games

Pythian Games

pl n

(in ancient Greece) the second most important Panhellenic festival, celebrated in the third year of each Olympiad near Delphi. The four-year period between celebrations was known as a Pythiad (ˈpɪθɪˌæd)
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