adjective see pythoness

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  • Pythonic — Py*thon ic, a. [L. pythonicus, Gr. ?. See {Pythian}.] Prophetic; oracular; pretending to foretell events. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pythonic — index ominous, portentous (ominous), prophetic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pythonic — pythonic1 [pī thän′ik, pithän′ik] adj. [LL(Ec) pythonicus, prophetic; ult. < Gr Pythōn: see PYTHON] of or like an oracle; prophetic pythonic2 [pī thän′ik, pithän′ik] adj. of or like a python …   English World dictionary

  • pythonic — pythonic1 /puy thon ik, pi /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to pythons. 2. pythonlike. 3. gigantic or monstrous. [1855 60; PYTHON1 + IC] pythonic2 /puy thon ik, pi /, adj. prophetic; oracular. [1650 60; < LL pythonicus < Gk pythonikós prophetic. See… …   Universalium

  • pythonic — adjective Of or pertaining to the pythons …   Wiktionary

  • pythonic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of extraordinary size and power: behemoth, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, colossal, Cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, herculean, heroic, huge, immense, jumbo, mammoth,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pythonic — py·thon·ic …   English syllables

  • pythonic — py•thon•ic [[t]paɪˈθɒn ɪk, pɪ [/t]] adj. prophetic; oracular …   From formal English to slang

  • pythonic — I. /paɪˈθɒnɪk/ (say puy thonik) adjective prophetic; oracular. {Latin pythōnicus, from Greek pythōnikos prophetic} II. /paɪˈθɒnɪk/ (say puy thonik) adjective python like. {python + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pythonic —   a. like a python; like an oracle.    ♦ pythonism, n. possession by oracular spirit; prophecy.    ♦ pythoness, n. female seer; prophesying priestess at oracle of Apollo.    ♦ pythonist, n. soothsayer …   Dictionary of difficult words

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