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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΑραχνη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.A-RA-KNE Classical Greek
ə-RAK-nee English
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Meaning & History

Means "spider" in Greek. In Greek myth Arachne was a mortal woman who defeated Athena in a weaving contest. After this Arachne hanged herself, but Athena brought her back to life in the form of a spider.

Categories

animals, insects, nature
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute