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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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  • On the contrary,” said Aristarchus, “I believe they know how to make all of them.

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

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

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

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • Pray be my Aristarchus, and correct and marke what you thinke fitt.

  • There is not, in fact, any proof even that Aristarchus must have known the tradition.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • Aristarchus took this to mean in the gate, in the country of the dead.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • Aristarchus and Dionysius the Thracian say that he was an Athenian.

  • Others, such as Aristarchus, were spitted on their own critical signs of disapproval.

  • He said they were all his own, which made me laugh at the nonsense of Zenodotus and Aristarchus the grammarians.

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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