Πυθώ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *dhubh-(o)n, from *dheub (depths, hollow, deep, bottom), a reference to the monsters who inhabited the caverns, but it has also been linked to πυθώ (puthṓ, to rot, to decay).[1]

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Πυθώ (Puthṓ) (genitive Πυθοῦς) f, mixed declension

  1. Pytho; the ancient name of Delphi
  2. Python, the monstrous snake said to have been slain by Pythian Apollo at Delphi

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  1. ^ Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, Volume 25, p. 656