Cronus

noun
Cro·​nus | \ ˈkrō-nəs How to pronounce Cronus (audio) , ˈkrä- How to pronounce Cronus (audio) \

Definition of Cronus

: a Titan dethroned by his son Zeus

First Known Use of Cronus

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cronus

Latin, from Greek Kronos

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“Cronus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cronus. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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