sextans

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin.

Noun[edit]

sextans

  1. (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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From sex (six).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sextāns m (genitive sextantis); third declension

  1. a sixth part bronze coin
  2. a sixth part of a piece of land
  3. a sixth part measure of liquid
  4. (Later Latin) a sextant (nautical instrument)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sextāns sextantēs
genitive sextantis sextantium
dative sextantī sextantibus
accusative sextantem sextantēs
ablative sextante sextantibus
vocative sextāns sextantēs

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References[edit]

  • 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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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