Pythian
I. adjective Etymology: Latin pythius of Delphi, from Greek pythios, from Pythō Pytho, name for Delphi, Greece Date: 1603 1. of or relating to games celebrated at Delphi every four years 2. of or relating to Delphi or its oracle of Apollo II. noun Date: 1903 Knight of Pythias

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  • Pythian — Pyth i*an, a. [L. Pythius, Gr. ? belonging to Pytho, the older name of Delphi and its environs: cf. F. pythien.] Of or pertaining to Delphi, to the temple of Apollo, or to the priestess of Apollo, who delivered oracles at Delphi. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pythian — [pith′ē ən] adj. [< L Pythius < Gr Pythios, of Pythō, older name for DELPHI and its environs] 1. of Apollo as patron of Delphi and the oracle located there 2. designating or of the games held at Delphi every four years by the ancient Greeks …   English World dictionary

  • Pythian — /pith ee euhn/, adj. 1. Also, Pythic. 2. of or pertaining to Delphi, in ancient Greece. 3. of or pertaining to Apollo, with reference to his oracle at Delphi. n. 4. a Pythian priestess. [1590 1600; < L Pythi(us) ( < Gk Pýthios of Delphi and the… …   Universalium

  • Pythian — /ˈpɪθiən/ (say pitheeuhn) adjective Also, Pythic. 1. of or relating to Delphi in ancient Greece. 2. of or relating to Apollo, with reference to his oracle at Delphi. –noun 3. a Pythian priestess. {Latin Pȳthius (Greek Pȳthios of Delphi) + an} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pythian — adjective a native or inhabitant of Delphi …   Wiktionary

  • Pythian — [ pɪθɪən] adjective relating to Delphi in Greece, or to its ancient oracle of Apollo. Origin from Puthō, a former name of Delphi …   English new terms dictionary

  • pythian — pyth·i·an …   English syllables

  • Pythian — Pyth•i•an [[t]ˈpɪθ i ən[/t]] adj. 1) Also, Pyth′ic. of or pertaining to Delphi, in ancient Greece 2) myt of or pertaining to Apollo, with reference to his oracle at Delphi • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L Pȳthi(us) (< Gk Pythios, adj. der.… …   From formal English to slang

  • pythian — adj. of or relating to Delphi (in central Greece) or its ancient oracle of Apollo. Etymology: L Pythius f. Gk Puthios f. Putho, an older name of Delphi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pythian Castle — can refer to:United StatesOn the National Register of Historic Places by state: * Pythian Castle (Arcata, California) * Pythian Castle (Toledo, Ohio) * Pythian Castle (Portsmouth, Virginia)Others: * Pythian Castle (Springfield, Missouri) …   Wikipedia

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