Python

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From Ancient Greek Πύθων (Púthōn), from Πυθώ (Puthṓ), the early name of Delphi, from πυθώ (puthṓ, to rot, to decay).

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  1. (Greek mythology) The earth-dragon of Delphi, represented as a serpent, killed by Apollo.
    • 1995, Gordon MacDonald Kirkwood, A Short Guide to Classical Mythology, page 11,
      Here Apollo killed a serpent called the Python, and established a great prophetic shrine. Sometimes it is said that the Titaness Themis had the shrine before him, and this, as well as the killing of the Python, suggests that Apollo took over a place already of religious significance, associated with chthonic (i.e., earth) powers.
    • 2000, Otar Lordkipanidze, Phasis: The River and City in Colchis, page 70,
      It would seem, therefore, that what we have on the Phasian phiale is the Python coiled round the omphalos. [] Paintings on Greek pottery and coins have preserved many an example of gods seated on an omphalos, including those of Apollo, Nike, Asclepius and others.413 Python on the omphalos must have carried some symbolic meaning.
    • 2005, M. A. Dwight, Taylor Lewis, Grecian and Roman Mythology, page 183,
      Python, says Bailey, is derived from Putho to putrify, and the serpent Python being slain by Apollo, is thus interpreted: by Python is understood the ruin of the waters ; Apollo slew this serpent with his arrows ; that is, the beams of the sun dispersed the noxious vapours, which destroyed man like a devouring serpent.
  2. A programming language invented by Guido van Rossum, named after Monty Python.
  3. (informal) The British comedy troupe Monty Python.
  4. A member of Monty Python: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones or Michael Palin; referred to collectively as The Pythons.
    John Cleese is perhaps the best-known of the Pythons.

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Python m

  1. Python programming language

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Python m (genitive Pythons, plural Pythons)

  1. python (snake)

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Python n (genitive Python, no plural)

  1. Python

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  1. Python programming language

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  1. Python programming language

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Python m

  1. Python programming language