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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DEHL-fee-ə
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Meaning & History

Possibly from the name of the Greek city of Delphi, the site of an oracle of Apollo, which is possibly related to Greek δελφυς (delphys) "womb". It was used in the play 'The Prophetess' (1647), in which it belongs to the title prophetess.


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