biographical name circa 217-145 B.C. Greek grammarian

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  • Aristarchus — may refer to: * Aristarchus (crater), on the moon * Aristarchus of Samos (circa 310 230 BC), Greek astronomer and mathematician * Aristarchus of Samothrace (circa 220 143 BC), Greek grammarian * Aristarchus of Tegea (5th century BC), Greek writer …   Wikipedia

  • ARISTARCHUS — I. ARISTARCHUS Grammaticus Alexandrinus celeberrimus, oriundus e Sam othracia, patre itidem Aristarchô. Floruit, Olymp. 156. sub Ptolemaeo Philometore, cuius etiam filium Lathurum erudiit. Scripsit commentarios supra mille; discipulus fuit… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Aristarchus — /ar euh stahr keuhs/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • Aristarchus — noun of historical use only in English …   Wiktionary

  • Aristarchus —    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 Bible Dictionary

  • Aristarchus — Accompanied Paul to Jerusalem and thence to Rome (e.g. Acts 19:29) and possibly at some time a fellow prisoner (Col. 4:10) …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Aristarchus — Ar•is•tar•chus [[t]ˌær əˈstɑr kəs[/t]] n. 1) big of Samos, late 3rd century b.c., Greek astronomer 2) big of Samothrace, c216–144 b.c., Greek philologist and critic Ar is•tar′chi•an, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Aristarchus — /ærəsˈtakəs/ (say aruhs tahkuhs) noun a crater in the north eastern quadrant of the moon …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aristarchus — noun 1. an ancient Greek grammarian remembered for his commentary on the Iliad and Odyssey (circa 217 145 BC) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑grammarian, ↑syntactician 2. a bright crater on the Moon • Instance Hypernyms: ↑lunar crater …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aristarchus of Samos — Aristarchus, or more correctly Aristarchos (Greek: Ἀρίσταρχος, Arístarchos; 310 BC – ca. 230 BC), was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, born on the island of Samos, in Greece. He presented the first known heliocentric model of the solar… …   Wikipedia

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