[ a-truh-pos ]
/ ˈæ trəˌpɒs /
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noun Classical Mythology.
the Fate who cuts the thread of life.
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Words nearby Atropos
atrophic rhinitis, atrophied, atrophy, atropine, atropism, Atropos, atry, ATS, at sea, at second hand, at sight
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How to use Atropos in a sentence
She crash lands on the planet Atropos and finds herself locked in a Groundhog Day-esque time loop.The Best PS5 games to show off the console’s next-gen features|Billy Cadden|July 23, 2021|Popular-Science
Clotho draws the thread, Lachesis turns the wheel, and Atropos cuts the string asunder when spun to a due length.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
The common forms found in collections are Atropos divinatorius and Clothilla pulsatoria.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
Lachesis is represented with a spindle, Clotho with the thread, and Atropos with shears, with which she cuts it off.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
In spite of its ominous livery, the Atropos does not come from Hades; it is no envoy of death, bringing sadness and mourning.
The Acherontia atropos plays a great part in the superstitions which are believed in by the country folk in England.
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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