Pe·​lops ˈpē-ˌläps How to pronounce Pelops (audio) ˈpe- How to pronounce Pelops (audio)
: a son of Tantalus served by his father to the gods for food but later restored to life by them

Examples of Pelops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the few suitors left was Pelops, son of Hermes, the messenger of the gods. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, 28 Jan. 2024

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Word History


Latin, from Greek

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pelops was in the 15th century

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“Pelops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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