Definition of pythoness in English:

pythoness

noun

Archaic
  • A female soothsayer or conjuror of spirits.

    • ‘An elevated term for a witch was pythoness, which came to us in medieval times from medical Latin via French.’
    witch, sorceress, magician, fairy, fairy godmother
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French phitonise, from an alteration of late Latin pythonissa, based on Greek puthōn soothsaying demon Compare with Pythia.

Pronunciation:

pythoness

/ˈpīTHənes/