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English translation (etymon)
And the verb anarrichāsthai "to scramble up" in Attic comes from arachnion "small spider", hence *arachniō, and with metathesis of the letters *anarrichō, the n taking the place of the r, and the i and the r, in return, taking the place of the n, and the ch moving next to the ō. This is what Herodian says in the 16th book of the Peri tês katholikês prosôdias (Herodian III/1, 438).
Fanciful etymology using ad hoc permutations. The symmetrical explanation stating that arachnē "spider" is derived from anarrichāsthai is also found (Etym. Gudianum, alpha 184).