Pelops definition

pēlŏps
The son of Tantalus and father of Atreus.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) The son of Tantalus: he is killed and served to the gods as food by his father, but later is restored to life by them.
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Origin of pelops

  • Latin from Greek pelios dark pel-1 in Indo-European roots ōps face, eye okw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition