Definition of pythoness in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪθənɪs


A woman believed to be possessed by a familiar spirit and to be able to foresee the future.
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  • An elevated term for a witch was pythoness, which came to us in medieval times from medical Latin via French.


late Middle English: from Old French phitonise, from an alteration of late Latin pythonissa, based on Greek puthōn 'soothsaying demon'. Compare with Pythia.

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