Gr. Myth. a girl turned into a spider by Athena for challenging the goddess to a weaving contest
Origin of ArachneClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Arachn? ; from arachn?, spider
A young woman who was transformed into a spider by Athena for challenging her to a weaving contest.
From Latin Arachnē, from Ancient Greek ἀράχνη (arakhnē, “spider”).