- (constellation) A small constellation of the southern winter sky, said to resemble a compass. It lies between the constellations of Centaurus and Triangulum Australe.
Etymology: Named by the French astronomer w:Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From (term, circinus, , a pair of compasses, lang=la)
- French: Compas
- German: Zirkel
- Spanish: Circinus
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