[ ant-lee-uh ]
/ ˈænt li ə /

noun, genitive Ant·li·ae [ant-lee-ee] /ˈænt liˌi/ for 1, plural Ant·li·ae [ant-lee-ee] /ˈænt liˌi/ for 2.

Astronomy. the Air Pump, a small southern constellation between Vela and Hydra.
(lowercase) Entomology. the proboscis of a lepidopterous insect.

Origin of Antlia

< Latin antlia pump, machine for drawing water < Greek antlía bilgewater, a ship's hold, equivalent to ántl(os) the hold (of a ship), bilge water + -ia -ia

Related forms

ant·li·ate [ant-lee-eyt] /ˈænt liˌeɪt/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈæntlɪə) /

noun Latin genitive Antliae (ˈæntlɪˌiː)

a faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydra and Vela

Word Origin for Antlia

C19: from Latin, from Greek: bucket
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