Sex·​tans ˈseks-ˌtanz How to pronounce Sextans (audio)
: a constellation on the equator south of Leo

Word History


New Latin (genitive Sextantis), literally, sextant

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sextans was in 1795

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“Sextans.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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