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Ărachnē , ēs, f., = Ἀράχνη (a spider).
I. Myth., a Lydian maiden, who challenged Minerva to a trial of skill in spinning, and, as a punishment, was changed by the goddess into a spider, Ov. M. 6, 5 sq. (another form, Ărachnēa , ae, = Ἀράχνεια, like Calliopēa from Calliope, Manil. 4, 135).—
II. Arachne, a kind of sundial, Vitr. 9, 9.
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