I. One who plays upon the flute the song of the combat between the Pythian Apollo and the dragon Python, Hyg. Fab. 273.—
II. Transf., in gen., one who plays upon the flute an accompaniment to the canticum (solo) of an actor, Varr. ap. Non. 166, 11; Sen. Ep. 76, 3; Vop. Carin. 19 Obr.