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Borrowed from Ancient Greek Κρόνος (Krónos), possibly from the Ancient Greek κραίνω (kraínō, to rule or command).

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  1. (Greek mythology) The youngest of the twelve Titans, son of Uranus and Gaia; father to the first generation of Olympian gods and goddesses.
    • 2019 January 16, Alexis C. Madrigal, “Go Ahead, Post the Stupid Photo of Yourself From 10 Years Ago”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      The deal is: You post a photo from 10 years ago and one from now. It’s like viewing a painting of Cronus eating his children, but online.

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Not to be confused with Chronus (Chronos / Khronos). According to Plutarch, the Greeks believed that Cronus was an allegorical name for Chronos. (See Chronos § Name on Wikipedia.Wikipedia )

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