Atreus

noun
\ ˈā-ˌtrüs How to pronounce Atreus (audio) , -trē-əs \

Definition of Atreus

: a king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and Menelaus

First Known Use of Atreus

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Atreus

Greek

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“Atreus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atreus. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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