Pythiad
noun Etymology: Greek Pythia, the Pythian games, from neuter plural of pythios Date: 1842 the 4-year period between celebrations of the Pythian games in ancient Greece

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  • Pythiad — Pyth i*ad, n. [See {Pythian}.] (Gr. Antiq.) The period intervening between one celebration of the Pythian games and the next. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pythiad — [pith′ē ad΄, pith′ēəd] n. [< Gr Pythios: see PYTHIAN] the period of four years from one celebration of the Pythian games to the next …   English World dictionary

  • Pythiad — /pith ee ad /, n. the four year period between two celebrations of the Pythian Games. [1835 45; < Gk Pythiad (s. of Pythiás)] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pythiad — Pyth•i•ad [[t]ˈpɪθ iˌæd[/t]] n. anq the four year period between two celebrations of the Pythian Games • Etymology: 1835–45; < Gk Pȳthiad (s. of Pȳthiás) …   From formal English to slang

  • pythiad — noun the interval of time between Pythian games …   Wiktionary

  • pythiad — pyth·i·ad …   English syllables

  • Pythiad — /ˈpɪθiæd/ (say pitheead) noun the period of four years between two celebrations of the Pythian games …   Australian English dictionary

  • pythiad — ˈpithēˌad noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Greek Pythia, the Pythian games (from Pythō Pytho, early name of the town of Delphi in southern Greece where the Pythian games were held + Greek ia y) + English ad : the four year …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pythian Games — one of the great national festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years at Delphi in honor of Apollo. [1595 1605] * * * In ancient Greece, various athletic and musical competitions held in honour of Apollo, chiefly those at Delphi. The games …   Universalium

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