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Arachne

[uh-rak-nee] /əˈræk ni/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a Lydian woman who challenged Athena to a weaving contest and was changed into a spider for her presumption.
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Arachne

/əˈræknɪ/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a maiden changed into a spider for having presumptuously challenged Athena to a weaving contest
Word Origin
from Greek arakhnē spider
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