lyra

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See also: Lyra and lýra

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

lyra

  1. (anatomy, dated) The middle portion of the ventral surface of the fornix of the brain; so called from the arrangement of the lines with which it is marked in the human brain.
    • 1840, Alexander Tweedie, William Wood Gerhard, A system of practical medicine: Volume 1 (page 295)
      The vessels of the brain generally are often distended and gorged with blood, the lyra especially being fully injected.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lyra (plural lyras)

  1. A vertically suspended hoop used in acrobatic performances.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lyra (a lyre, a lyric), from Ancient Greek λύρᾱ (lúrā, a lyre).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lyra f

  1. lyre (ancient musical instrument) [19th c.]

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "lyra" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, ISBN 9788073353933, page 391.

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Latin[edit]

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 lyra on Latin Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra, lyre).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lyra f (genitive lyrae); first declension

  1. (music) lyre, lute

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lyra lyrae
Genitive lyrae lyrārum
Dative lyrae lyrīs
Accusative lyram lyrās
Ablative lyrā lyrīs
Vocative lyra lyrae

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • lyra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lyra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lyra in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lyra in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Swedish[edit]

lyra

Noun[edit]

lyra c

  1. a lyre (a stringed musical instrument)
  2. a European pollock (Pollachius pollachius)
    Synonyms: lyrtorsk, bleksej (regional), bleka
  3. (brännboll) a catch without the ball having touched the ground


Declension[edit]

Declension of lyra 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lyra lyran lyror lyrorna
Genitive lyras lyrans lyrors lyrornas

Derived terms[edit]

a catch in brännboll