Origin of English word PYTHON

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The PYTHON, a large snake that twists around and strangles its victims, is said to be from Greek Pythian and (earlier) Pytho (older names for Delphi). Apollo is the patron of the Delphic oracle (at Pytho), and Apollo was to have slain a snake at Mount Parnassus. This is a classic folk etymology, eluding any sense of lexical meaning.

פתן PeTHeN (one way to pronounce Pe(S)eN or PeTeN) is a deadly snake. Isaiah14:29 proclaims that when the Messiah comes "a babe shall play over a viper's hole."

See ASP.  Israelis don’t like Tahf rendered as a Thahf, but TH happened to Tahf in languages like Greek and Anglo-Saxon (thus English). 


In the etymology Greek ophites and ophis (snake -source of OPHITE and OPHITIC) were not mentioned.

The PYTHON, a twisting constrictor, should  be related to  PaTaL or PaTHaL (to twist) and its antonym  PiTeeYRaH or PiTHeeYRaH (unraveling) since the Lamed/ L or Resh/ R can be bent to an N.  From a height, a river can be a sidewinding, serpentine thing.  Greek potamos, river, is a fine derivative of PeTHeN.  (S-N and –os sufix) From the Greek we get HIPPOPOTAMUS, MESOPOTAMIA, POTAMIAN, POTAMOGRAPHY, POTAMOLOGY and the POTOMAC River.

See PUZZLE.  The first recorded river in history (Genesis 2:11 is the PiSHoN. It is a Shin/SH-T letter shift (common from Aramaic) from Python .

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