Sextans

[ sek-stuhnz ]
/ ˈsɛk stənz /

noun, genitive Sex·tan·tis [sek-stan-tis] /sɛkˈstæn tɪs/ for 1.

Astronomy. the Sextant, an equatorial constellation between Hydra and Leo.
(lowercase) a bronze coin of ancient Rome, the sixth part of an as, issued during the period of the Republic.

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Origin of Sextans

<Latin sextāns;see sextant
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British Dictionary definitions for Sextans

Sextans
/ (ˈsɛkstənz) /

noun Latin genitive Sextantis (sɛksˈtæntɪs)

a faint constellation lying on the celestial equator close to Leo and Hydra

Word Origin for Sextans

New Latin: sextant
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