(Chinese, astronomy) Classified as two of 23 "Southern Asterisms" (近南極星區, JìnnánjíxÄ«ngqÅ«)
Origin of Reticulum
Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From later Latin reticulum, a "reticle". The meaning is often wrongly interpreted as a "net", which is an older meaning of the Latin root word.
Latin rēticulum diminutive of rēte net
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin reticulum (“net").
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