Sextans

[ sek-stuhnz ]

noun,genitive Sex·tan·tis [sek-stan-tis] /sɛkˈstæn tɪs/ for 1.
  1. Astronomy. the Sextant, an equatorial constellation between Hydra and Leo.

  2. (lowercase) a bronze coin of ancient Rome, the sixth part of an as, issued during the period of the Republic.

Origin of Sextans

1
<Latin sextāns;see sextant

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Sextans

/ (ˈsɛkstənz) /


nounLatin genitive Sextantis (sɛksˈtæntɪs)
  1. a faint constellation lying on the celestial equator close to Leo and Hydra

Origin of Sextans

1
New Latin: sextant

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