[ pi-tah-vee-uhs ]
/ pɪˈtɑ vi əs /
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a walled plain in the fourth quadrant of the face of the moon: about 100 miles (160 km) in diameter from crest to crest.
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How to use Petavius in a sentence
The latter compute of the Greeks, as Petavius observeth, hath been reduced unto two or three accounts.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 2 of 3)|Thomas Browne
That the term originally related to fire we have the authority of Petavius.
About a hundred and forty miles south of Petavius is the fourth great mountain ring lying on the same meridian.Pleasures of the telescope|Garrett Serviss
Two fragments of this treatise were given by Petavius, and are contained in the modern editions.
Petavius is remarkable not only for its great size, but also for the rare feature of having a double rampart.The Story of the Heavens|Robert Stawell Ball