Main definitions of Aristarchus in English

: Aristarchus1Aristarchus2

Aristarchus1

proper noun

  • (3rd century bc), Greek astronomer; known as Aristarchus of Samos. Founder of an important school of Hellenic astronomy, he was aware of the rotation of the earth around the sun and so was able to account for the seasons.

Pronunciation:

Aristarchus

/ˌarɪˈstɑːkəs/

Main definitions of Aristarchus in English

: Aristarchus1Aristarchus2

Aristarchus2

proper noun

  • (c.217–145 bc), Greek scholar; known as Aristarchus of Samothrace. The librarian at Alexandria, he is noted for his editions of the writings of Homer and other Greek authors.

Pronunciation:

Aristarchus

/ˌarɪˈstɑːkəs/