Pelops

noun
Pe·​lops | \ ˈpē-ˌläps How to pronounce Pelops (audio) , ˈpe- How to pronounce Pelops (audio) \

Definition of Pelops

: a son of Tantalus served by his father to the gods for food but later restored to life by them

First Known Use of Pelops

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pelops

Latin, from Greek

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“Pelops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pelops. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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