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Webster 1913 Edition


Libra


Li′bra

(lī′brȧ)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Libræ
(lī′brē)
.
[L., a balance.]
(Astron.)
(a)
The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus ♎ in almanacs, etc.
(b )
A southern constellation between Virgo and Scorpio.

Webster 1828 Edition


Libra

LI'BRA

,
Noun.
[L.] The balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox, in September.

Definition 2021


Libra

Libra

See also: libra and librá

English

Signs of the Zodiac
Virgo Scorpio
English Wikipedia has an article about Libra.
The constellation Libra

Proper noun

Libra

  1. (astronomy) A constellation of the zodiac, supposedly shaped like a set of scales.
  2. (astrology) The astrological sign for the scales, ruled by Venus and covering September 24 - October 23 (tropical astrology) or October 16 - November 16 (sidereal astrology).

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Noun

Libra (plural Libras)

  1. Someone with a Libra star sign

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Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

Libra f

  1. (astrology) Libra (astrological sign)
  2. (astronomy) Libra (constellation)

Spanish

Proper noun

Libra f

  1. Libra (constellation)
  2. Libra (astrological sign)

libra

libra

See also: Libra and librá

English

Noun

libra (plural librae or libras)

  1. A Roman unit of weight equal to about 327 grams.
  2. Any of various units of weight in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries approximately equal to 460 grams or a little more than a US or UK pound.
  3. Alternative spelling of libbra, an Italian unit of weight.

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Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

libra f

  1. pound (unit of measure)
  2. pound (currency)

Italian

Noun

libra f (plural libre)

  1. pound

Latin

Etymology

A Mediterranean substrate word, original form something like *lithra, surviving also in Ancient Greek λίτρα (lítra), whence English litre.

Pronunciation

Noun

lībra f (genitive lībrae); first declension

  1. a Roman unit of measure, equal to twelve ounces; a pound (abbreviated lb.)
  2. a pair of scales, balance
  3. a level (a device for making horizontal)

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lībra lībrae
genitive lībrae lībrārum
dative lībrae lībrīs
accusative lībram lībrās
ablative lībrā lībrīs
vocative lībra lībrae

Related terms

Descendants

  • Romanian: livră
  • Spanish: libra

Verb

librā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of librō

References

  • libra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • libra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • LIBRA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “libra”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to make extracts from Cicero's writings: aliquid, multa ex Ciceronis libris excerpere (not excerpere librum)
  • libra in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • libra in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700, pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • libra in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

libra f (plural libras)

  1. pound (unit of mass)
  2. pound (unit of sterling or other currency)

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈliβɾa̠/

Etymology 1

From Latin libra.

Noun

libra f (plural libras)

  1. pound (unit of mass or force/weight)
  2. pound (unit of currency of the United Kingdom and its dependencies)
Synonyms
  • (unit of currency of the United Kingdom and its dependencies): libra esterlina f

Etymology 2

Verb

libra

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of librar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of librar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of librar.

Tagalog

Etymology

From Spanish libra, from Latin libra.

Noun

libra

  1. pound (unit of mass or force/weight)