Lyra

noun
Ly·​ra | \ ˈlī-rə How to pronounce Lyra (audio) \

Definition of Lyra

: a northern constellation representing the lyre of Orpheus or Mercury and containing Vega

First Known Use of Lyra

1551, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lyra

Latin (genitive Lyrae), literally, lyre

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“Lyra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lyra. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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lyra

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ly·​ra | \ ˈlī-rə How to pronounce lyra (audio) \

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