sextantis

Sextans

[sek-stuhnz]
noun, genitive Sextantis [sek-stan-tis] , 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:
< Latin sextāns; see sextant

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Sextans (ˈsɛkstənz)
 
n , Latin genitive Sextantis
a faint constellation lying on the celestial equator close to Leo and Hydra
 
[New Latin: sextant]

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