libra

See also: Libra

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin libra.

NounEdit

libra (plural librae)

  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.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

libra f

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

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

libra f (plural libre)

  1. pound

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lībra f (genitive lībrae); first declension

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

InflectionEdit

First declension.

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

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Romanian: livră
  • Spanish: libra

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:

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Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin libra.

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)
SynonymsEdit
  • (unit of currency of the United Kingdom and its dependencies): libra esterlina f

Etymology 2Edit

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.
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 11:42