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  • proper n. The priestess of Pythian Apollo, the Oracle of Delphi

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, the priestess who held communion with Apollo and received his oracles in the inner sanctuary of the great temple at Delphi, throughout historic antiquity. See oracle.
  • n. In conchology: A genus of gastropods of the family Auriculidæ, generally called Scarabus.
  • n. A genus of bulimiform shells, comprising species of Achatina, Bulimus, Glandina, etc.

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


Greek Πυθία, from Πυθώ+-ία. (Wiktionary)



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