Try Our Apps


Is irregardless a word?


[ey-tree-uh s, ey-tryoos] /ˈeɪ tri əs, ˈeɪ tryus/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the father of Plisthenes, Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia upon whose house Thyestes pronounced a curse. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Atreus
Contemporary Examples
  • Resurrected by the gods, Pelops has a son whom he names Atreus, and Atreus repeats the family curse.

    Cheney Blood Lust Lee Siegel October 21, 2009
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for Atreus


/ˈeɪtrɪˌuːs; ˈeɪtrɪəs/
(Greek myth) a king of Mycenae, son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus, and member of the family known as the Atreids (ˈeɪtrɪɪdz)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Atreus

son of Pelops, father of Agamemnon and Menelaeus.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Atreus

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Atreus

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for atreus