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proper noun 
  1. (constellation) A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a sextant. It lies south of the constellation of Leo.
Translations: 
  • French: Sextant
  • German: Sextant
Etymology: Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1690. From sextans, a "sextant" (nautical neasuring implement)


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