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Definition of the noun atropos

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  1. the Greek goddess of fate who cuts the thread of life
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: Greek deity = a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
    • member of: Moirae / Moirai = any of the three Greek goddesses of fate or destiny


"Atropos", or The Fates is one of the 14 black paintings painted by Francisco de Goya between 1819–23. Goya, then 75 and in mental and physical despair, created the series directly onto the interior walls of the house known as "The House of the Deaf Man", purchased in 1819.


"Atropos" is a book by William L. DeAndrea.


"Atropos" is a musical album of Cybernetika.

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  1. Atropos is a fictional character from Disney's 1997 animated feature Hercules.
  2. Atropos is a fictional character from the Tv series Xena: Warrior Princess.
  3. Atropos is a fictional character from the 2004 film Sandcastles.
  4. Atropos is a fictional film character.


Atropos is a UK-based journal for specialists in Lepidoptera and Odonata. It takes its name from the scientific name of the Death's-head Hawkmoth, Acherontia atropos.

Phrases with Atropos

Phrases starting with the word Atropos:

  1. Atropos Acontia
  2. Atropos Darwini
  3. Atropos Sericea

Phrases ending with the word Atropos:

  1. Bitis atropos
  2. Brama Atropos
  3. Genus Atropos
  4. Joppa Atropos
  5. Moera Atropos
  6. Moira atropos
  7. Musca Atropos
  8. Alastor Atropos
  9. Atropus atropos
  10. Coluber Atropos
  11. Dorippe Atropos
  12. Drassus Atropos
  13. Echidna Atropos
  14. Pardosa atropos
  15. Tabanus Atropos
  16. Thyllis Atropos
  17. Atropium atropos

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Atropos

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Google previewWeaver's Wisdom

Atropos is the cutter of lli<;. fabric of destiny.

Google previewThe Tao of Chemistry and Life (2009)

A Scientific Journey by Eugene H. Cordes

Although large doses are poisonous (Atropos is the name of the Fate who cuts the thread of life), small doses causes dilation of the pupils, a consequence of its action as an acetylcholine antagonist, and has been used for cosmetic purposes ...

Google previewThe Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002)

by Gardner Dozois

The Atropos is the trickiest of them, ultimately sold for a pittance in a depressed boating market. The submersible element records more ghost blips before falling silent, a victim of cold, several weeks past its design life. Rebecca resigns from ...

Google previewA catechism of entomology; or, A brief history of insects (1820)

by Catechism

The Sphinx Atropos is the most interesting Insect of this genus, and by far the largest ; the upper wings are of a fine grey colour, the under ones of a bright orange crossed with black bands ; but its most distinguishing mark is an exact re* ...

Google previewThe Laws of Plato

Atropos means unalterable. That good laws should sink into our souls, and so become immortal, is as important to the state as health and safety for the bodies of its citizens. 961 8.. Do you remember the Noctiunal Council we spoke of 'l ...

Google previewThe Natural History of British Insects (1800)

Explaining Them in Their Several States : with the Periods of Their Transformations, Their Food, Oeconomy

rފޫ// The Sphinx Atropos is a magnificent creature, and the largeft of the European Lepidopterous Infeéts, The charaëteriftic marks of this fpecies are very fingular ; on the thorax in particular the figure of a human fkull is ftrongly depiëted.

Google previewMedical Toxicology (2004)

by Richard C. Dart

Atropos is the name of one of the three fates of ancient Greek cosmology who was responsible for cutting the thread of one's life, thus ending it. Atropine occurs naturally in plants such as Atropa belladonna (deadly 42: ATROPINE 163.

Google previewDante Encyclopedia (2010)

by Richard Lansing

Atropos (Atropos) severs the thread oflife thatis woundby Clothoon Lachesis' distaff andis spun until Atropos' divine authority determines the momentofdeath for mortals. InInf. 33.126Dante learns that there are ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer


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Small photo of sculpture on a building in Prague, Czech Republic: the three Moirai or Fates of the Greek mythology: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos; the child and the three-headed dog Cerberus represent birth and death More...

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Atropos Meaning

Video shows what Atropos means. One of the three Fates, or Moirae; a daughter of Zeus and Themis; the cutter of the thread of life, depicted as an old woman.

Scrabble value of A1T1R1O1P3O1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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