lira

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Italian lira, from Latin lībra (partly via Turkish lira, Arabic لِيرَة ‎(līra), Maltese lira, Greek λίρα ‎(líra), and Hebrew לִירָה, all of which are originally from the Italian).

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lira ‎(plural lire or liras)

  1. The basic unit of currency in Turkey.
  2. The currency of Lebanon (also pound), Syria (also pound), Jordan (also dinar), former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino, Cyprus and the Vatican City, superseded by the euro, and the former currency of Israel, superseded by the sheqel.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ukrainian ліра ‎(lira).

Noun[edit]

lira

  1. A Ukrainian folk musical instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin līra ‎(furrow).

Noun[edit]

lira ‎(plural lirae)

  1. Any of a set of fine ridges on the shells of some molluscs

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

lira f ‎(plural lires)

  1. lira
  2. lyre

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lībra.[1]

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lira f

  1. lira (former currency of Italy) [19th c.]
  2. lira (currency of Turkey)
  3. lira (former currency of Israel)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "lira" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, ISBN 978-80-7335-393-3, page 381.

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

lira

  1. third-person singular future of lire

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈli.ra/, [ˈl̺iːr̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: lì‧ra

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin lībra.

Noun[edit]

lira f ‎(plural lire)

  1. lira

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin lyra.

Noun[edit]

lira f ‎(plural lire)

  1. lyre

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*leys-

From Proto-Italic *loizā, from Proto-Indo-European *lóyseh₂ ‎(following, track; furrow),[1] from *leys- ‎(track, furrow, trace, trail).

Cognate with Oscan feminine ablative plural 𐌋𐌖𐌉𐌔𐌀𐌓𐌉𐌚𐌔 ‎(luisarifs, the name of a month, perhaps "in which the furrows are drawn"), Old High German leisa ‎(track) (German Gleis), Old Church Slavonic лѣха ‎(lěxa, field bed, furrow), Old Prussian lyso ‎(field bed), Proto-Germanic *lizaną ‎(to know, understand), *laizijaną ‎(teach), *liznaną ‎(learn).[2]

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līra f ‎(genitive līrae); first declension[3]

  1. the earth thrown up between two furrows, a ridge
  2. (agriculture) furrow

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative līra līrae
genitive līrae līrārum
dative līrae līrīs
accusative līram līrās
ablative līrā līrīs
vocative līra līrae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “līra”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 345
  2. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001) Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in German), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, ISBN 3-89500-219-4, page 409 of 409, 410
  3. ^ lira” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Old English[edit]

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lira m ‎(nominative plural liran)

  1. Fleshy part of the body without fat or bone, brawn

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Polish[edit]

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lira f

  1. lyre
  2. black grouse's tail

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

lira f (plural liras)

  1. lyre (a stringed musical instrument)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lira f (plural liras)

  1. lira (unit of currency)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lira, from Ancient Greek λύρα ‎(lúra).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lîːra/
  • Hyphenation: li‧ra

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lȋra f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ли̑ра)

  1. lyre

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References[edit]

  • lira” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

líra f ‎(genitive líre, nominative plural líre)

  1. lyre (musical instrument)

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρα ‎(lúra).

Noun[edit]

lira f ‎(plural liras)

  1. lyre

Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian lira, from Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

lira f ‎(plural liras)

  1. lira (former currency of Italy)

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lira ‎(present lirar, preterite lirade, supine lirat, imperative lira)

  1. (colloquial) to play (a sport, an instrument or a game)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian lira.

Noun[edit]

lira ‎(definite accusative lirayı, plural liralar)

  1. Turkish lira.

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