See also: Sextans

English edit

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A sextans of the Roman Republic, circa 210 BC.

Etymology edit

From Latin sextāns, from sex (six).

Noun edit

sextans (plural sextantes)

  1. (Ancient Rome) A Roman coin worth one sixth of an as.

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Latin edit

Latin numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: sex
    Ordinal: sextus
    Adverbial: sexiēs, sexiēns
    Multiplier: sexuplus, sexuplex, sextuplus, seplex
    Distributive: sēnus
    Collective: sēniō
    Fractional: sextāns
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Etymology edit

From sex (six).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

sextāns m (genitive sextantis); third declension

  1. a sixth part of an as, (in particular —)
    1. (a coin)
    2. (a weight)
    3. the sixth part of a juger (a measure of land)
    4. the sixth part of a sextarius (a measure of liquid)
    5. (a measure of length)
  2. (mathematics) the sixth part of the number six (as of the numerus perfectus, in other words) unity, one
  3. (Later Latin) a sextant (nautical instrument)

Declension edit

Third-declension noun (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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Descendants edit

  • Russian: секстан (sekstan), секстант (sekstant)

See also edit

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 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