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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*can"tha
  1. [Bot] A prickle.
  2. [Zoöl] A spine or prickly fin.
  3. [Anat] The vertebral column; the spinous process of a vertebra.

Etymology: Gr. � thorn, fr. � point. See Acute

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  1. Any sharply pointed projection

From Ancient Greek ἄκανθα (ákantha, “thorn”), from ἀκή (akḗ, “thorn”) + ἄνθος (ánthos, “flower”).

  1. (botany) A prickle.
  2. (zoology) A spine or prickly fin.
  3. (anatomy) A spinous process of a vertebra.

Fun Facts about the name Acantha

  • How unique is the name Acantha? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Acantha was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Acantha: Your name in reverse order is Ahtnaca. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cantaha. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Acantha born Dec 15, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 875. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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