Sextans
noun Etymology: New Latin (genitive Sextantis), literally, sextant Date: 1795 a constellation on the equator south of Leo

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  • Sextans — Nombre Latino Sextans Abreviatura Sex …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sextans — bezeichnet: Sextans (Münze), römische Münze Sextant (Sternbild), lateinischer Name für das Sternbild Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sextans — Sex tans, n. [L. See {Sextant}.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A Roman coin, the sixth part of an as. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) A constellation on the equator south of Leo; the Sextant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sextans — (Sextantarius, lat.), 1) ein Sechstheil eines Ganzen, s. As 1); 2) Kupfermünze = 1/6 As, gewöhnlich mit zwei Punkten bezeichnet (d.i. 2 Unzen); 3) 2/6 Pfund od. 2 Unzen; 4) ein Gefäß, welches 2 Cyathi hielt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sextans — (lat.), röm. Kupfermünze, = 1/6 As …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • SEXTANS — sexta pars assis: De qua voce sic Gronovius, Trientem et Sextantem volunt esse Siculorum τρίαντα et ἕξαντα; in quo tamen difficultatem inveniunt, quum significatio prorsus alia sit; nam ἕξας semis, τρίας quadrans. Nec repi???si quis sequi malit.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Sextans — [seks′tənz] n. an equatorial constellation between Leo and Hydra …   English World dictionary

  • Sextans — Infobox Constellation name = Sextans abbreviation = Sex genitive = Sextantis, Sextansis symbology = the Sextant RA = 10 dec= 0 areatotal = 314 arearank = 47th numbermainstars = 3 numberbfstars = 28 numberstarsplanets = 2 numberbrightstars = 0… …   Wikipedia

  • sextans — ˈsekˌstanz noun (plural sextans) Etymology: Latin, sixth part of anything, sextans : a bronze coin of the Roman Republic constituting the sixth part of an as …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sextans — /sek steuhnz/, n., gen. Sextantis /sek stan tis/ for 1. 1. Astron. the Sextant, an equatorial constellation between Hydra and Leo. 2. (l.c.) a bronze coin of ancient Rome, the sixth part of an as, issued during the period of the Republic. [ < L… …   Universalium

  • Sextans — /ˈsɛkstənz/ (say sekstuhnz) noun (genitive Sextantis /sɛksˈtæntəs/ (say seks tantuhs)) a faint constellation lying on the celestial equator near Leo and Hydra. {New Latin Sextans (Uraniae) Sextant (of the Heavens); coined by J Hevelius, 1611–87} …   Australian English dictionary

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