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Circinus

[sur-suh-nuh s] /ˈsɜr sə nəs/
noun, genitive Circini
[sur-suh-nahy] /ˈsɜr səˌnaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy.
1.
the Compasses, a small southern constellation between Triangulum and Centaurus.
Origin of Circinus
1830-1840
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1830-40
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Circinus

/ˈsɜːsɪnəs/
noun (Latin genitive) Circini (ˈsɜːsɪˌnaɪ)
1.
a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Centaurus and the Southern Cross
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, a pair of compasses
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