libra

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See also: Libra and librá

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin libra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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)

Further reading[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.

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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

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

libra f (plural libras)

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

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlibɾa/, [ˈliβɾa]

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

Noun[edit]

libra m, f (plural libras)

  1. Libra (someone with the Libra star sign)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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.

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish libra, from Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

libra

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