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See also: Sextans
From Latin sextāns, from sex (“six”).
sextans (plural sextantes)
- (historical, Roman antiquity) A Roman coin worth one sixth of an as.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “sextans”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)
| Cardinal: sex|
Adverbial: sexiēs, sexiēns
Multiplier: sexuplus, sexuplex, sextuplus, seplex
From sex (“six”).
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsek.stans/, [ˈs̠ɛks̠t̪ä̃ːs̠]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈsek.stans/, [ˈsɛkst̪äns]
sextāns m (genitive sextantis); third declension
- a sixth part of an as, (in particular —)
- (mathematics) the sixth part of the number six (as of the numerus perfectus, in other words) unity, one
- (Later Latin) a sextant (nautical instrument)
Third-declension noun (i-stem).
- “sextans”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “sextans”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- sextans in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “sextans”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “sextans”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
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