Arachnē, ēs, f.
, = Ἀράχνη (a spider). 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, Arachnēa, ae, = Ἀράχνεια, like Calliopēa from Calliope, Manil. 4, 135).
— Arachne, a kind of sundial, Vitr. 9, 9.