ˈā-ˌtrüs How to pronounce Atreus (audio)
: a king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and Menelaus

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First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Atreus was in the 15th century

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“Atreus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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