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[ant-lee-uh] /ˈænt li ə/
noun, genitive Antliae
[ant-lee-ee] /ˈænt liˌi/ (Show IPA),
for 1, plural Antliae
[ant-lee-ee] /ˈænt liˌi/ (Show IPA),
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
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[ant-lee-eyt] /ˈænt liˌeɪt/ (Show IPA),
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noun (Latin genitive) Antliae (ˈæntlɪˌiː)
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydra and Vela
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, from Greek: bucket
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