libra

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See also: Libra and librá

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin libra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

libra f

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

External links[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

libra f ‎(plural libre)

  1. pound

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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[edit]

First declension.

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

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Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

librā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of librō

References[edit]

  • 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), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.libra”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

libra f (plural libras)

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

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

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[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish libra, from Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

libra

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