EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French litre, from Medieval Latin litra, from Ancient Greek λίτρα (lítra, a Sicilian coin, a measure of weight). Related to Latin libra. Doublet of rottol.

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litre (plural litres) (chiefly British spelling, Canadian spelling, Irish, South African, Australian / NZ spelling, BIPM spelling)

  1. The metric unit of fluid measure, equal to one cubic decimetre. Symbols: l, L,
    You should be able to fill four cups with one litre of water.
  2. (informal) A measure of volume equivalent to a litre.

Usage notesEdit

  • The litre is not an SI unit but is accepted for use with SI units. The official SI symbols are the capital roman "L" or lower-case roman "l". The upper-case "L" is often used in English-speaking countries to avoid confusion with the number "1". The script symbol , while not officially sanctioned, was sometimes used in non-technical contexts to prevent the lower-case roman l from being confused with 1, the number one.
  • This, rather than liter, is the spelling adopted by both the International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the International Organization for Standardization in their English language texts. However the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, in accordance with the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual, has chosen to use liter.

DescendantsEdit

  • Hindi: लीटर (līṭar)

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CatalanEdit

 
Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From French litre.

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litre m (plural litres)

  1. litre

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FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin litra, from Ancient Greek λίτρα (lítra, a Sicilian coin, a measure of weight).

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litre m (plural litres)

  1. litre

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IrishEdit

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litre f

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of litreach: genitive singular of litir
  2. (archaic) Alternative form of litreacha: nominative plural of litir

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French litre.

NounEdit

litre m (plural litres)

  1. (Jersey) litre