English word python comes through Latin Pythōn (Python) from Ancient Greek Πυθώ (Python), 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”)..
Python detailed word origin explanation
|πυθώ || Ancient Greek (grc) ||puthṓ, “to rot, to decay” |
|Πῡθώ || Ancient Greek (grc) ||Pūthṓ, early name of Delphi” |
|Πύθων || Ancient Greek (grc) ||Púthōn, name of the mythological enormous serpent at Delphi slain by Apollo” |
|python || Latin (lat) ||A soothsayer |
|python || English (eng) ||A type of large constricting snake. Sense dates from the 19th century |
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