from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A priestess of Apollo at Delphi.
- n. A prophetess.
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- n. Alternative capitalization of Pythoness
- n. A female soothsayer
- n. A female python.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The priestess who gave oracular answers at Delphi in Greece.
- n. Any woman supposed to have a spirit of divination; a sort of witch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Pythia or especial priestess of Apollo at his temple at Delphi, who was supposed to be inspired to give his oracular answers; hence, any woman supposed to have a spirit of divination; a witch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a witch with powers of divination
- n. (Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles
Middle English phitonesse, from Old French phitonise, from Late Latin pȳthonissa, from Greek Pūthōn, Python; see Python.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See Pythoness. (Wiktionary)
python + -ess (Wiktionary)