Lyra

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Borrowing from Latin Lyra/lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra, a lyre; the constellation Lyra).

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Lyra

  1. (astronomy) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a lyre. It includes the bright star Vega and the Ring Nebula.
  2. (rare) A female given name.
    • 2003, Philip Pullman, Lyra's Oxford
      A little parapet ran all the way around the square roof, and Pantalaimon often draped his pine-marten form over the mock-battlements on the corner facing south, and dozed while Lyra sat below with her back against the sun-drenched stone, studying the books she'd brought up with her.

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Lyra f (genitive Lyra, plural Lyren)

  1. lyre

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