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- Πυθών f
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”).
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /py͜ytʰɔ͜ɔ́/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /pyːtʰóː/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /pyθó/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /pyθó/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /piθó/
- Pytho; the ancient name of Delphi
- Python, the monstrous snake said to have been slain by Pythian Apollo at Delphi
- p. 1,023 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
- ^ Revue Roumaine de Linguistique, Volume 25, p. 656