- arachnid (n.)
- "a spider," 1869, from French arachnide (1806) or Modern Latin Arachnida, introduced as name for this class of arthropods 1815 by French biologist Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck (1744-1829), from Greek arakhne (fem.) "spider; spider's web," which probably is cognate with Latin aranea "spider, spider's web" (borrowed in Old English as renge "spider"), from aracsna. The Latin word could be a Greek borrowing or both could be from a common root. An earlier noun form was arachnidian (1828).
- 1. One of the most unexpected surprises was my encounter with a race of arachnid creatures.
- 2. I want that wall - crawling arachnid prosecuted!
- 3. Lifting the tiny arachnid, he transported it over to the opposite side of the road.
- 举起这种小动物, 他把它放到了路的另一边.
- 4. The tiny arachnid, found in Australia, shows off a rainbow of colours to impress nearby females.
- 这只在澳大利亚的小蜘蛛, 向附近的雌性炫耀其华丽的色彩.
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