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1 large Old World boas
2 a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit
3 (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi

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From Πύθων (Python) the name of the mythological enormous serpent at Delphi slain by Apollo, from Πυθώ (Pytho) the early name of Delphi, from πυθώ (pytho) "to rot, to decay".


  • italbrac RP /ˈpaɪθən/, /paIT@n/
  • italbrac US /ˈpaɪθɑːn/


python (plural pythons)
  1. A type of large constricting snake.


constricting snake



  • /pi.tɔ̃/|lang=fr
  • /pi.tO~/


fr-noun m
  1. Python (snake)

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The primary use of Python is:
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In the military:
Other uses of Python:
Python may also refer to:
  • Python, a character from Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
  • Python Lowracer, a hands-free bicycle steered and powered by the legs
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python in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Python (disambiguation)
python in Luxembourgish: Python
python in Hungarian: Python
python in Dutch: Python
python in Japanese: パイソン
python in Norwegian: Pyton
python in Polish: Pyton (ujednoznacznienie)
python in Portuguese: Python (desambiguação)
python in Finnish: Python (täsmennyssivu)
python in Chinese: Python (消歧义)
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