Definition of Arachne in English:

Arachne

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A woman of Colophon in Lydia, a skilful weaver who challenged Athene to a contest. Athene destroyed Arachne's work and Arachne tried to hang herself, but Athene changed her into a spider.

Origin

From Greek arakhnē spider.

Pronunciation:

Arachne

/əˈrakni/