[ kroh-nuh s ]
/ ˈkroʊ nəs /

noun Classical Mythology.

a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, who was dethroned by his son Zeus.
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Cronos or Kronos (ˈkrəʊnɒs)

/ (ˈkrəʊnəs) /


Greek myth a Titan, son of Uranus (sky) and Gaea (earth), who ruled the world until his son Zeus dethroned himRoman counterpart: Saturn
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Word Origin and History for cronus


from Greek Kronos, youngest of the first generation of Titans, and their leader; of uncertain origin, but probably not related to Khronos, personification of time.

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