ⓘ Acanthus, its feminine form acantha, the Latinised form of the ancient Greek word acanthos or akanthos, or the prefix acantho-, may refer to: ..

                                     

ⓘ Acanthus

Acanthus, its feminine form acantha, the Latinised form of the ancient Greek word acanthos or akanthos, or the prefix acantho-, may refer to:

                                     

1. Biology

  • Acanthus plant, a genus containing plants used for ornament and in traditional medicine
  • Acanthus entomology, an entomological term for a thorn-like projection on an insect, typically a single-celled cuticular growth without tormogen socket or sensory cells
                                     

2. Mythology

  • Acantha, a figure in Greek mythology associated with the Acanthus plant
  • Acanthus, son of Autonous who received his name after the plant, which was common in his infertile homeland
                                     

3. Places

  • Acanthus Egypt, an ancient Egyptian city
  • Acanthus Caria, a town of ancient Caria, near Bybassus
  • Acanthus, Ontario, a modern Canadian town
  • Akanthos Greece, an ancient Macedonian city
  • Acantha, County Offaly, a townland in the civil parish of Durrow, barony of Ballycowan, Ireland
                                     

4. Other uses

  • Acanthus ornament, a form in architecture and in leather carving, from the plant
  • Acanthus path, a fictional tradition of enchanters, magicians and witches in the game Mage: The Awakening