Definition of Arachne in US English:

Arachne

proper noun

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.

Origin

From Greek arakhnē ‘spider’.

Pronunciation

Arachne

/əˈraknē/