libran

Libra

[lee-bruh, lahy-] .
noun, genitive Librae [lee-brahy, lahy-bree] , for 1.
1.
Astronomy. the Balance, a zodiacal constellation between virgo and Serpens.
2.
Astrology.
a.
the seventh sign of the zodiac: the cardinal air sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b.
Also, Libran. a person born under this sign, usually between September 23rd and October 22nd.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin lībra literally, pair of scales, libra1

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libra (ˈlaɪbrə)
 
n , pl -brae
an ancient Roman unit of weight corresponding to 1 pound, but equal to about 12 ounces
 
[C14: from Latin, literally: scales]

Libra (ˈliːbrə, ˈlɪbrən)
 
n , Latin genitive Librae
1.  astronomy a small faint zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere, lying between Virgo and Scorpius on the ecliptic
2.  astrology
 a.  the Scales, Also called: the Balance the seventh sign of the zodiac, symbol ♎, having a cardinal air classification and ruled by the planet Venus. The sun is in this sign between about Sept 23 and Oct 22
 b.  a person born under this sign
 
adj
3.  astrology born under or characteristic of Libra

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Libra
zodiac constellation, late 14c., from L. libra, lit. "pound, balance," from Mediterranean base *lithra- "a scale."
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Libra   (lē'brə)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and virgo. libra (the Scales or Balance) is the seventh sign of the zodiac.
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