See also: Libra and librá

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lībra. Doublet of lira and livre.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaibrə/
  • (file)

NounEdit

libra (plural librae or libras)

  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) 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.

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

libra f

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

Further readingEdit

  • libra in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • libra in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

libra f (plural libre)

  1. pound

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A Mediterranean substrate word, original form something like Proto-Italic *līthra, *leithra (pound), surviving also in Ancient Greek λίτρα (lítra), whence English litre.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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)
  4. (Medieval Latin, New Latin) Any of various units of weight and of currency, particularly the pound, livre, and libra.
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lībra lībrae
Genitive lībrae lībrārum
Dative lībrae lībrīs
Accusative lībram lībrās
Ablative lībrā lībrīs
Vocative lībra lībrae
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lībrā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of lībrō

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • libra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], 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[2], 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

PortugueseEdit

 
Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

libra f (plural libras)

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

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlibɾa/, [ˈli.β̞ɾa]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin libra. Doublet of lira.

NounEdit

libra f (plural libras)

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

NounEdit

libra m or f (plural libras)

  1. Libra (someone with the Libra star sign)
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

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.

Further readingEdit


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish libra, from Latin libra.

NounEdit

libra

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