Definition of Arachne in English:


Syllabification: A·rach·ne
Pronunciation: /əˈraknē
Greek Mythology
  • A woman of Colophon in Lydia, a skillful weaver who challenged Athena to a contest. Athena destroyed Arachne’s work and Arachne tried to hang herself, but Athena changed her into a spider.


from Greek arakhnē 'spider'.

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