Usage Greek Mythology
Pronounced Pron. A-TREE-US
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Contributor Contrib.antiquitas on 4/18/2006
Basically means "fearless", derived from the Greek negative prefix ἄ- (a-) combined with Greek τρέω (treō) meaning "to fear, to dread, to flee from fear". In Greek mythology, Atreus was the son of Pelops and the father of the Greek kings Agamemnon and Menelaus.