[ a-truh-pos ]
/ ˈæ trəˌpɒs /

noun Classical Mythology.

the Fate who cuts the thread of life.



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Origin of Atropos

< Greek: literally, not turning, hence, inflexible. See a-6, -trope Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for atropos

/ (ˈætrəˌpɒs) /


Greek myth the one of the three Fates who severs the thread of life

Word Origin for Atropos

Greek, from atropos that may not be turned, from a- 1 + -tropos from trepein to turn
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