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1. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Delphi, the temple of Apollo at Delphi, or its oracle.
2. Of or relating to the Pythian games.

[From Latin Pȳthius, from Greek Pūthios, from Pūthō, ancient name of Delphi.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Delphi or its oracle
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) another name for Pythia
2. (Historical Terms) an inhabitant of ancient Delphi
3. (Peoples) an inhabitant of ancient Delphi
[C16: via Latin Pӯthius from Greek Puthios of Delphi]


(ˈpɪθ i ən)

1. Also, Pyth′ic. of or pertaining to Delphi, in ancient Greece.
2. of or pertaining to Apollo, with reference to his oracle at Delphi.
[1590–1600; < Latin Pȳthi(us) (< Greek Pythios, adj. derivative of Pȳthṓ Delphi) + -an1]
References in classic literature ?
Everything irrational should, if possible, be excluded; or, at all events, it should lie outside the action of the play (as, in the Oedipus, the hero's ignorance as to the manner of Laius' death); not within the drama,--as in the Electra, the messenger's account of the Pythian games; or, as in the Mysians, the man who has come from Tegea to Mysia and is still speechless.
Placed in an envelope, and addressed to Fouquet, it had not even been divined by Planchet, who in divination was equal to Calchas or the Pythian Apollo.
The "Hymn to Apollo" consists of two parts, which beyond any doubt were originally distinct, a Delian hymn and a Pythian hymn.
Sweet-voiced daughter of Zeus from thy gold-paved Pythian shrine
This, however, is not to be understood as an absolute prohibition of the marriage of brothers and sisters; if the lot favours them, and they receive the sanction of the Pythian oracle, the law will allow them.
Part on the Plain, or in the Air sublime Upon the wing, or in swift race contend, As at th' Olympian Games or PYTHIAN fields; Part curb thir fierie Steeds, or shun the Goal With rapid wheels, or fronted Brigads form.
Well, Chaerephon, as you know, was very impetuous in all his doings, and he went to Delphi and boldly asked the oracle to tell him whether--as I was saying, I must beg you not to interrupt--he asked the oracle to tell him whether anyone was wiser than I was, and the Pythian prophetess answered, that there was no man wiser.
Later on I found in the hymn to the Pythian Apollo (which abounds with tags taken from the "Odyssey") a line ending
The Olympic, Nemea, Isthmian, Pythian and Panathenian games were stopped.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) confirmed they were called to a fire on Pythian Street, near Islington, after a blaze on the second floor and roof space of a derelict building was reported.
ESRI, SPSS, Hexagon, Pythian, Tech-friend, Team Computer, Integra, Avlon participated in the event and showcased the work they have done in Crime Analytics along with their ideas and products to the delegates.
At the beginning of the tradition, Pindar, in Pythian 1, makes us hear the mountain with an instance of onomatopoeic alliteration unparalleled in the victory odes: [phrase omitted] (1.