Means "inevitable, inflexible" in Greek, derived from the negative prefix α (a)
combined with τροπος (tropos)
"direction, manner, fashion". Atropos was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι
(Moirai) in Greek mythology
. When her sister Lachesis decided that a person's life was at an end, Atropos would choose the manner of death and cut the person's life thread.