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n. Greek Mythology
One of the three Fates, the cutter of the thread of destiny.
[Greek, from atropos, inexorable : a-, not; see a-1 + tropos, changeable; see -tropous.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the one of the three Fates who severs the thread of life
[Greek, from atropos that may not be turned, from a-1 + -tropos from trepein to turn]
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the Fate who cuts the thread of life.
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