Definition of pythonist in English:

pythonist

Pronunciation /ˈpʌɪθənɪst/ /ˈpʌɪθ(ə)nɪst/ /ˈpɪθənɪst/

noun

rare
  • A person who claims to be possessed by, and to speak the words of, a spirit; a soothsayer; a fortune-teller; a conjuror.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Reginald Scot (d. 1599), writer on witchcraft. From Python + -ist.