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Aristarchus

[ar-uh-stahr-kuh s] /ˌær əˈstɑr kəs/
noun
1.
of Samos, late 3rd century b.c, Greek astronomer.
2.
of Samothrace, c216–144 b.c, Greek philologist and critic.
3.
an extremely bright crater in the second quadrant of the face of the moon: about 29 miles (47 km) in diameter from crest to crest.
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  • Like the measurements of Aristarchus and Eratosthenes, this calculation of Alhazen is simple enough in theory.

  • You seem to have some trouble on your mind, Aristarchus; if so, you should share it with your friends.

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • Aristarchus—a ring-plain nearly thirty miles in diameter, the floor of which is 5000 feet below the surface level.

  • Aristarchus answered: Yes, Socrates, I am in sore straits indeed.

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • They would have quieted his mind, too, about the celebrated speech of Aristarchus.

  • Even Skoropikin, you know, our immortal Aristarchus, rings his praises.

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • It certainly accounts for the volcanic activity which has so often been supposed to be manifested by Aristarchus.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy Richard A. Proctor
  • Aristarchus and Dionysius the Thracian say that he was an Athenian.

  • From Cape Heraclides to Aristarchus the distance in an air line was something over 300 miles.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putman Serviss
  • Others, such as Aristarchus, were spitted on their own critical signs of disapproval.

British Dictionary definitions for Aristarchus

Aristarchus

/ˌærɪˈstɑːkəs/
noun
1.
a crater in the NE quadrant of the moon, having a diameter of about 37 kilometres, which is the brightest formation on the moon
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Aristarchus in the Bible

best ruler, native of Thessalonica (Acts 20:4), a companion of Paul (Acts 19:29; 27:2). He was Paul's "fellow-prisoner" at Rome (Col. 4:10; Philemon 1:24).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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