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An ancient town of central Greece near Mount Parnassus. Dating to at least the seventh century bc, it was the seat of a famous oracle of Apollo.


(Placename) an ancient Greek city on the S slopes of Mount Parnassus: site of the most famous oracle of Apollo


(ˈdɛl faɪ)

an ancient city in central Greece, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus: site of an oracle of Apollo.
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Noun1.Delphi - an ancient Greek city on the slopes of Mount ParnassusDelphi - an ancient Greek city on the slopes of Mount Parnassus; site of the oracle of Delphi
Delphic oracle, Oracle of Apollo, oracle of Delphi, Temple of Apollo - (Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice; the messages were usually obscure or ambiguous
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil


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