noun Classical Mythology.

the Fate who spins the thread of life.

Origin of Clotho

< Latin < Greek Klōthṓ literally, Spinner, equivalent to klṓth(ein) to spin + suffix used in feminine names Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for clotho



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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Word Origin and History for clotho


one of the three Fates, from Latin Clotho, from Greek Klotho, literally "the spinner," from klothein "to spin." The three Fates together sometimes were called Klothes "the spinners."

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