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ˈpaɪ θə nɪs, ˈpɪθ ə-pythoness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pythonessnoun

    a witch with powers of divination

  2. Pythia, Pythonessnoun

    (Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles


  1. pythonessnoun

    A female python.

  2. Pythonessnoun

    The priestess of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.

  3. Etymology: See Pythoness.


  1. pythoness

    A pythoness is a woman believed to be possessed by a spirit and endowed with the ability to deliver prophecies. The term originated from the priestess called Pythia in ancient Greece who served as the oracle in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, which was thought to be the center of the world. She was known for her prophecies inspired by inhaling natural gases that emanated from the ground.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pythonessnoun

    the priestess who gave oracular answers at Delphi in Greece

  2. Pythonessnoun

    any woman supposed to have a spirit of divination; a sort of witch

  3. Etymology: [L. pythonissa: cf. F. pythonisse. See Pythian.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pythoness

    the priestess of Apollo at Delphi (q. v.), so called from the Python (q. v.), the dragon slain by the god.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pythoness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pythoness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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