Definition of Pythias

1. Noun. Friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC).

Exact synonyms: Phintias
Generic synonyms: Friend



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pythias

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
Pythonesses
Pythonidae
Pythoninae
Pyu
Pyxidanthera

Literary usage of Pythias

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1. The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: From the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1828)
"It is indeed pythias. I did not think it possible. He is come to die, and to redeem his ... pythias. Yes, it is pythias. I left the place of my confinement ..."

2. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1828)
"Yes, it is pythias. I left the place of my confinement , with no other views, ... It is indeed pythias. I did not think it possible. He is come to die, ..."

3. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1823)
"It is indeed pythias. I did not think it possible. He is come to die, and to redeem ... pythias. ,Yes, it is pythias. I left the place of my confinement, ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1912)
"This writ of error was then prosecuted. the Supreme Lodge Knights of pythias and the Grand Lodge Knights of pythias of Georgia. ..."

5. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1852)
"What do I see 1 It is pythias just arrived—It is indeed pythias. I did not think it possible. He is come to die, and to redeem his friend ! pythias. ..."

6. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1844)
"At page 164 of the first volume of the Cyclopaedia, it is stated that "' Damon and pythias,' the first English tragedy upon a classical subject, ..."

7. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1845)
"At page 164 of the first volume of the Cyclopaedia, it is stated that " ' Damon and pythias,' the first English tragedy upon a classical subject, ..."

8. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"or any derivative thereof, and from printing or using any rimal in substance like that used by the Knights of pythias. There is no proof that the ..."

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