Origin of AntliaModern Latin Antlia (Pneumatica), literally , (air) pump ; from Classical Latin antlia, water pump ; from Classical Greek bilge water ; from antlos, hold (of a ship)
Origin of AntliaLatin antlia, pump, from Greek antliā, ship's hold, bilge water, from antlos.
Latin, a pump.
Originally named Antlia pneumatica (air pump) in the 18th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. From Latin antlia a pump for drawing water; Ancient Greek ἀντλία (antlia, “bilge water”).