Atropos
Atropos one of the Fates (the one who holds the shears and determines the manner of a person's death and cuts the thread), from Gk., "inflexible," lit. "not to be turned away," from a- "not" + stem of trepein "to turn" (see TROPE (Cf. trope)). Related form Atropa was the Greek name for deadly nightshade.

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  • Atropos — auf einem Puteal des 2. Jahrhunderts …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • atropos — ● atropos nom masculin (grec Atropos, nom myth.) Nom spécifique du sphinx tête de mort, papillon du genre acherontia. ⇒ATROPOS, subst. masc. ENTOMOLOGIE A. Lépidoptère (tribu des sphingides), sorte de papillon crépusculaire caractérisé par le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ATROPOS — una ex Parcis, qusi quae ad nullius preces convertatur. Stat. l. 4. Silv. 8. v. 18. His senium, longaecue decus virtutis, et albae Atropos, et patrias lauros promisit Apollo. Martial. l. 10. Epigr. 44. v. 5. Gaudia tu differs; at non et stamina… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Átropos — f. *Mariposa llamada corrientemente «calavera». * * * Una de las tres hijas de Zeus y Temis o, según Hesíodo, de la Noche. Eran conocidas con el nombre de Moiras. Átropos es la que trae lo inevitable, la inexorable, que cortaba el hilo de la vida …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Atropos — {{Atropos}} »Die Unabwendbare«, eine der drei Moiren*, die die Römer Parzen nannten; sie schneidet den Lebensfaden der Menschen ab – wie es in Wilhelm Buschs Bildergeschichte ›Tobias Knopp‹ drastisch geschildert ist. Ihr Name lebt weiter in… …   Who's who in der antiken Mythologie

  • Atropos — Atrōpos (grch., die »Unabwendbare«), eine der drei Moiren oder Parzen, die den Lebensfaden abschneidet …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Atropos — Atropos, myth., die dritte Parze, die den Lebensfaden abschneidet …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • atropos — ATROPOS. s. f. (On pronon. l S.) Nom de l une des trois Parques …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Atropos — [a′trə päs΄] n. [L < Gr lit., not to be turned < a , not + trepein, to turn: see TROPE] Gr. & Rom. Myth. that one of the three Fates who cuts the thread of life …   English World dictionary

  • Atropos — In Greek mythology, Atropos (pronEng|ˈætɹəˌpɑs) (from Greek Άτροπος, without turn ) was one of the three Moirae, Goddesses of and destiny. Her Roman equivalent was Morta. Atropos was the oldest of the Three Fates, and was known as the inflexible… …   Wikipedia

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