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]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pyː.tʰɔ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /pyˈtʰo/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /pyˈθo/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /pyˈθo/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /piˈθo/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Πῡθώ (Pūthṓf (genitive Πῡθοῦς); third 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