LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Πῡθώ (Pūthṓ, (the city of) Pytho).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Pȳthō f sg (genitive Pȳthūs); fourth declension

  1. (historical) The city of Pytho.
    • Albius Tibullus, 'Albii Tibulli elegiae', lib. 2, cap. 3, num. 27; in: Catullus[,] Tibullus and Pervigilium Veneris, 1921, page 262f. with a translation into English by J. P. Postgate:
      Delos ubi nunc, Phoebe, tua est, ubi Delphica Pytho?
      Where, Phoebus, is thy Delos now, and where thy Delphian Pytho ?

InflectionEdit

Fourth-declension noun (all cases except the genitive singular in ), with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Pȳthō
Genitive Pȳthūs
Dative Pȳthō
Accusative Pȳthō
Pȳthōn
Ablative Pȳthō
Vocative Pȳthō
Locative Pȳthō

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: Pito

ReferencesEdit

  • Pytho in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Pytho in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 1284
  • Lucanus, de bello civili, lib. 5, num. 134; in: Lucanus. Bellum civile. Der Bürgerkrieg. Herausgegeben und übersetzt von Wilhelm Ehlers., 2nd edition, 1978, page 198f. (has "Python")
  • Lucanus, de bello civili, lib. 5, num. 134; in: Lucan with an English translation by J. D. Duff; The Civil War Books I–X (Phrasalia), 1962, page 248f. (has "Python")