[ kloh-thoh ]
/ ˈkloʊ θoʊ /
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noun Classical Mythology.
the Fate who spins the thread of life.
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Origin of Clotho
<Latin <Greek Klōthṓ literally, Spinner, equivalent to klṓth(ein) to spin + -ō suffix used in feminine names
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How to use Clotho in a sentence
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
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
Charles made his adieux to Clotho and Lachesis, and departed at the other end of the room.Ravenshoe|Henry Kingsley
Clotho, the youngest, spun the thread of life, in which the bright and dark lines were intermingled.Myths of Greece and Rome|H. A. Guerber
Clotho showed her the threads, which "were thin as those spun by a spider."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
British Dictionary definitions for Clotho
/ (ˈkləʊθəʊ) /
Greek myth one of the three Fates, spinner of the thread of life
Word Origin for Clotho
Latin, from Greek Klōtho, one who spins, from klōthein to spin
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