litre

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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

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  • The litre is not an SI unit but is accepted for use with SI units. The official SI symbols are the capital or lower-case roman L. 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.

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Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French litre.

Noun[edit]

litre m ‎(plural litres)

  1. Litre.

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈl̠ʲitʲɾʲə/

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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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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French litre.

Noun[edit]

litre m ‎(plural litres)

  1. (Jersey) litre