from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The son of Tantalus and father of Atreus.
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- proper n. A Greek mythological figure.
Latin, from Greek : pelios, dark; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots + ōps, face, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Πέλοψ ("dark face, eye"). (Wiktionary)