libra


li·bra

noun \for 1 & 2a ˈlē-brə, sometimes ˈlī-brə, for 2b ˈlē-brə or ˈlēv-rə\

Definition of LIBRA

1
capitalized
a :  a southern zodiacal constellation between Virgo and Scorpio represented by a pair of scales
b (1) :  the seventh sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table
(2) :  one born under the sign of Libra
2
a plural li·brae \ˈlī-ˌbrē, ˈlē-ˌbrī\ [Latin] :  an ancient Roman unit of weight equal to 327.45 grams
b [Spanish & Portuguese, from Latin] :  any of various Spanish, Portuguese, Colombian, or Venezuelan units of weight

Origin of LIBRA

Middle English, from Latin (genitive Librae), literally, scales, pound
First Known Use: before 12th century

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