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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