Definition of Pythia

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles.

Exact synonyms: Pythoness
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



Definition of Pythia

1. Proper noun. The priestess of Pythian Apollo, the Oracle of Delphi ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pythia

Pyrularia pubera
Pyrus
Pyrus communis
Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Pythagoras
Pythagorean
Pythagorean theorem
Pythagorean triple
Pythagoreanism
Pythagoreans
Pythagorism
Pythagorize
Pythagorized
Pythagorizes
Pythagorizing
Pythia
Pythiaceae
Pythian
Pythian Apollo
Pythian Games
Pythias
Pythium debaryanum
Pythius
Python
Python molurus
Python reticulatus
Python sebae
Python variegatus
Pythonesque
Pythoness

Literary usage of Pythia

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"After purification he was sent by the pythia to serve Eurystheus. ... He consulted the pythia about a cure for the consequent madness, but she declined to ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"They are too prone to represent the Biblical writer as a purely passive intermediary, something after the style of the pythia. Nevertheless, they did not ..."

3. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"demned criminal who was able to read. ! priests of Diana ; of the pythia of Del- So necessary to the stale was every man > phos ; and, in more remote ..."

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