from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A young woman who was transformed into a spider by Athena for challenging her to a weaving contest.
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- proper n. The genus Leptopus.
- proper n. A woman famous for her skill at weaving. She was changed into a spider by the goddess Athena.
- proper n. A web browser.
From Latin Arachnē, from Ancient Greek ἀράχνη (arakhnē, "spider"). (Wiktionary)