Definition of pythoness in English:
A woman believed to be possessed by a familiar spirit and to be able to foresee the future.
- 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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