How to pronounce "Atreus"

First ran across the keyboard probably 5+ years ago and have been mentally pronouncing it “EH-tree-us” (that’s “eh” in the Canadian fashion), but was talking with a friend who said “uh-TRAY-us”, which (in addition to reminding me of that character from The Neverending Story :smiley:) made me notice that I’ve only ever seen the name written down. (And also that I don’t know the name’s origins, but I find it’s safe to assume “Greek mythology” for things named by programmers :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:)

So, how do y’all say it?

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Atreus was the father of Agamemnon & Menelaus (mentioned in the Iliad). Emphasis usually placed on the first syllable, with a long A sound like in the word “bake”. How the subsequent vowel sounds are pronounced varies more. Atreus - Wikipedia


Well, I’m french, so it will not help you very much, but I pronounce Atreus as the Mycenaean king, with a french accent :fr:

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Like Atreides from Dune. Which derives from the Greek Atreus anyway. But Dune is my point of reference still.