Python

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Translingual[edit]

Python reticulatus at postprandial rest

Etymology[edit]

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

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Python m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Pythonidae – the pythons, very large constricting snakes of the Old World tropics.

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Etymology[edit]

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

The programming language is named after Monty Python.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpaɪθən/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpaɪθɑːn/

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Python

  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. (computing) An interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language invented by Guido van Rossum.

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Python (plural Pythons)

  1. (informal) Any member of the comedy troupe Monty Python: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones or Michael Palin.
    John Cleese is perhaps the best-known of the Pythons.

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Python m

  1. (computer languages) Python

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Python m (strong, genitive Pythons, plural Pythons) or
Python f (genitive Python, plural Pythons)

  1. python (snake)
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  • The masculine is more strictly standard, but the feminine is fairly common (after Schlange and most other words for snakes).
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Python n (proper noun, strong, genitive Pythons)

  1. (computer languages) Python
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Python m

  1. (computer languages) Python

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Python(パイソン) (Paison

  1. (computer languages) Python

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Python m

  1. (computer languages) Python

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Python m

  1. (computer languages) Python