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Lexicon :: Strong's G4436 - pythōn

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πύθων
Transliteration
pythōn (Key)
Pronunciation
poo'-thone
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From Putho (the name of the region where Delphi, the seat of the famous oracle, was located)
mGNT
1x in 1 unique form(s)
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1x in 1 unique form(s)
LXX
0x in 0 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:917,*

Strong’s Definitions

Πύθων Pýthōn, poo'-thone; from Πυθώ Pythṓ (the name of the region where Delphi, the seat of the famous oracle, was located); a Python, i.e. (by analogy, with the supposed diviner there) inspiration (soothsaying):—divination.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x

The KJV translates Strong's G4436 in the following manner: divination (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1x
The KJV translates Strong's G4436 in the following manner: divination (1x).
  1. in Greek mythology the name of the Pythian serpent or dragon that dwelt in the region of Pytho at the foot of Parnassus in Phocis, and was said to have guarded the oracle at Delphi and been slain by Apollo

  2. a spirit of divination

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Πύθων Pýthōn, poo'-thone; from Πυθώ Pythṓ (the name of the region where Delphi, the seat of the famous oracle, was located); a Python, i.e. (by analogy, with the supposed diviner there) inspiration (soothsaying):—divination.
STRONGS NT 4436: Πυθών
Πυθών, Πύθωνος, , Python;
1. in Greek mythology the name of the Pythian serpent or dragon that dwelt in the region of Pytho at the foot of Parnassus in Phocis, and was said to have guarded the oracle of Delphi and been slain by Apollo.
2. equivalent to δαιμόνιον μαντικον (Hesychius, under the word), a spirit of divination: πνεῦμα Πύθωνος, or more correctly (with L T Tr WH) πνεῦμα πύθωνα (on the union of two substantives one of which has the force of an adjective see Matthiae, p. 962, 4; (Kühner, § 405, 1; Lob. Paralip. 344f)), Acts 16:16; some interpreters think that the young woman here mentioned was a ventriloquist, appealing to Plutarch, who tells us (mor., p. 414 e. de def. orac. 9) that in his time ἐγγαστριμυθοι were called πυθωνες; (cf. Meyer).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Acts
16:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4436 matches the Greek πύθων (pythōn),
which occurs 1 times in 1 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:16 - As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.

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