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pythonic1

[pahy-thon-ik, pi-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to pythons.
  2. similar to a python; pythonlike.
  3. gigantic or monstrous.
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Origin of pythonic1

First recorded in 1855–60; python1 + -ic

pythonic2

[pahy-thon-ik, pi-]
adjective
  1. prophetic; oracular.
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Origin of pythonic2

1650–60; < Late Latin pythōnicus < Greek pythōnikós prophetic. See python2, -ic
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Historical Examples

  • The Pythonic allegory which the Greeks have so obscured, in reality originated in this religious transaction.

    The Round Towers of Ireland

    Henry O'Brien

  • Those who came after these were the first who gained skill in divination from entrails, and attained the Pythonic art.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

    Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")