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Atropos

Definition:

the Greek goddess of fate who cuts the thread of life

Class:

person noun (people)

Member of:

Fate

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

one of the Fates (the one who holds the shears and determines the manner of a ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Atropos | Aisa

one of the three Moirai, goddesses of fate and destiny. Her Roman equivalent was Morta. Atropos or Aisa was the oldest of the Three Fates, and was known as the "inflexible" or "inevitable." It was Atropos who chose the mechanism of death and ended the ... (45 of 507 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Atropos (disambiguation)

one of the three goddesses of fate and destiny in Greek mythology. Atropos may refer also to: Atropos (Goya), a 1819-23 painting by Francisco de Goya | Atropos (journal), a UK-based journal for specialists in Lepidoptera and Odonata (butterflies) | A ... (39 of 150 words, 7 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology]

the one of the three Fates who severs the thread of life (12 of 293 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/atropos

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Fates | Atropos | Clotho | Lachesis | Moerae | Moirai | Parcae

in Greek religion and mythology, three goddesses who controlled human lives; also called the Moerae or Moirai. They were: Clotho, who spun the web of ... (25 of 59 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0818319​.html

Wiktionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology]

One of the three Fates, or Moirae, daughter of Zeus and Themis; depicted as an old woman, she's the cutter of the thread of life. Her Roman counterpart is Morta. (30 of 35 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Atropos

New World Dictionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology, Roman mythology]

that one of the three Fates who cuts the thread of life (12 of 33 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/atropos

American Heritage Dictionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology]

One of the three Fates, the cutter of the thread of destiny. (12 of 31 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/atropos

Oxford Dictionary:

Atropos

Syllabification: (At·ro·pos) [Greek mythology] | one of the three Fates. (9 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Atropos

Atropos [Greek mythology]

one of the three Fates (5 of 26 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Atropos

Random House Dictionary:

Atropos [classical mythology]

the Fate who cuts the thread of life. (8 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/atropos

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Fate [Greek and Roman mythology] | Moira [Greek] | Parca [Latin] | Moirai [plural] | Parcae [plural]

in Greek and Roman mythology, any of three goddesses who determined human destinies, and in particular the span of a person's life and his allotment ... (25 of 145 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/202442​/Fate

Merriam-Webster:

Norn

any of the three Norse goddesses of fate (8 of 21 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/norn

Encarta Dictionary:

Atropos

in Greek mythology, one of the three Fates who influenced human destiny. Atropos was known as the Inexorable, and carried the shears that cut the ... (25 of 44 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587575​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Atropos

Origin: one of the Fates (the one who holds the shears and determines the manner of a person's death and cuts the thread), from Greek, "inflexible", literally ... (26 of 49 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=atropos

Wiktionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology]

Origin: Ancient Greek Ἄτροπος, literally meaning inflexible or not turning, from the Greek a-, (not) + tropos, (to turn).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Atropos

New World Dictionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology, Roman mythology]

Origin: Latin from Greek literally, not to be turned from a-, not + trepein, to turn: see "trope"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/atropos

Collins Dictionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology]

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

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/atropos

American Heritage Dictionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology]

Origin: Greek, from atropos, inexorable: a-, not; see "a-" [sense-specific] + tropos, changeable; see "-tropous".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/atropos

Oxford Dictionary:

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Atropos [Greek mythology]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Atropos"

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the Free Dictionary:

Atropos

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Atropos"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Atropos" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Atropos

Google Dictionary:

Atropos

Audio: English pronunciation of "Atropos"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Atropos

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Atropos"

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