Meaning of Octans in English:

Octans

(also Octantis)

Pronunciation /ˈɒktanz/

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A faint southern constellation (the Octant), containing the south celestial pole.

adjective

Astronomy
postpositive
  • Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Octans.

    • ‘the star Delta Octantis’

Origin

Latin. Octantis is the Latin genitive form of Octans.