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 (ăr′ĭ-stär′kəs) 217?-145? bc.
Greek grammarian and critic noted for his arrangement of and commentary on the Iliad and the Odyssey.


(Celestial Objects) a crater in the NE quadrant of the moon, having a diameter of about 37 kilometres, which is the brightest formation on the moon


(ˌær əˈstɑr kəs)

1. of Samos, late 3rd century B.C., Greek astronomer.
2. of Samothrace, c216–144 B.C., Greek philologist and critic.
Ar`is•tar′chi•an, adj.
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Noun1.Aristarchus - an ancient Greek grammarian remembered for his commentary on the Iliad and Odyssey (circa 217-145 BC)
2.Aristarchus - a bright crater on the MoonAristarchus - a bright crater on the Moon    
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We thank Aristarchos Seimenis for his valuable support; Dimos Papatheodorou, Dimitrios Bakakos, and Theodora Nioutsikou for their support with the diagnosis and Markou Evaggelos and Veterinary Directorates for sample collection.
Panos Boumis of the National Observatory of Athens and John Meaburn of the University of Manchester set out to study this system, installing a narrowband imaging camera on the Aristarchos telescope, the largest aperture instrument in south-eastern Europe, to measure the expansion more accurately.
On the request for information about what action has been taken by the WCC regarding Kosovo made by public issues committee member, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantini, it was said that a Minute on Kosovo was adopted at the last central committee meeting (August-September 2006) and that copies would be provided to this session's plenary.