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A python constricting a goat.

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Πύθων ‎(Púthōn), the name of the mythological enormous serpent at Delphi slain by Apollo, from Πῡθώ ‎(Pūthṓ), the early name of Delphi, from πυθώ ‎(puthṓ, to rot, to decay).

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python ‎(plural pythons)

  1. A type of large constricting snake.

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python m ‎(plural pythons)

  1. python

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python ‎(plural pythones)

  1. python

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the name of a snake slain at Delphi

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pȳthon f ‎(genitive pȳthōnis); third declension

  1. soothsayer

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pȳthon pȳthōnēs
genitive pȳthōnis pȳthōnum
dative pȳthōnī pȳthōnibus
accusative pȳthōnem pȳthōnēs
ablative pȳthōne pȳthōnibus
vocative pȳthon pȳthōnēs

ReferencesEdit

  • python in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • python in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • python in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
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