Πυθώ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewb-ṓ, from *dʰewb- (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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Proper noun[edit]

Πῡθώ (Pūthṓf (genitive Πῡθοῦς); 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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References[edit]

  • Πυθώ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Πυθώ in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Πυθώ in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Πυθώ in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,023
  1. ^ Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, Volume 25, p. 656