Meaning of Sextans in English:

Sextans

Pronunciation /ˈsɛkst(ə)nz/

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A faint constellation (the Sextant), lying on the celestial equator between Leo and Hydra.

adjective

(also Sextantis)
Astronomy
  • postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Sextans.

    • ‘the star Alpha Sextantis’

Origin

Latin. Sextantis is the Latin genitive form of Sextans.