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Valid words made from Lira

You can make 17 words from 'lira' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'lira'

ARIL 4LAIR 4
LARI 4LIAR 4
LIRA 4RAIL 4
RIAL 4 

3 letters words from 'lira'

AIL 3AIR 3
LAR 3RAI 3
RIA 3 

2 letters words from 'lira'

AI 2AL 2
AR 2LA 2
LI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of lira

lira ilra lria rlia irla rila liar ilar lair alir ialr ailr lrai rlai lari alri rali arli iral rial iarl airl rail aril

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Definitions and meaning of lira

lira

Etymology 1

From Italian lira, from Latin lībra (partly via Turkish lira, Arabic لِيرَة(līra), Maltese lira, Greek λίρα (líra), and Hebrew לִירָה(lirá), all of which are originally from the Italian). Doublet of libra and livre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪəɹə/
  • Rhymes: -ɪəɹə

Noun

lira (plural lire or liras)

  1. The basic unit of currency in Turkey.
  2. The currency of Lebanon (also pound), Syria (also pound), Jordan (also dinar)
  3. The former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino, Cyprus and the Vatican City, superseded by the euro

Noun

lira (plural lirot or liroth or liras)

  1. The former currency of Israel, superseded by the sheqel.
Translations

See also

  • £

Etymology 2

From Ukrainian ліра (lira), ultimately related to the Byzantine lyra (Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra)). Doublet of Lyra and lyre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪəɹə/
  • Rhymes: -ɪəɹə

Noun

lira

  1. A Ukrainian folk musical instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.

Etymology 3

From Latin līra (furrow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪɹə/
  • Rhymes: -aɪɹə
  • Homophones: lyra, Lyra

Noun

lira (plural lirae)

  1. Any of a set of fine ridges on the shells of some molluscs

Etymology 4

Noun

lira

  1. Alternative form of lyra

Anagrams

  • Lair, aril, lair, lari, liar, rail, rial

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈli.ɾə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈli.ɾa/
  • Rhymes: -iɾa

Etymology 1

From Latin libra

Noun

lira f (plural lires)

  1. lira (currency)
Related terms
  • lliura

Etymology 2

From Latin lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra), attested from the 15th century.

Noun

lira f (plural lires)

  1. lyre (an ancient stringed musical instrument)
Related terms
  • líric
  • lírica

References

Further reading

  • “lira” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “lira” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “lira” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Czech

Etymology

From Italian lira, from Latin lībra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪra/
  • Rhymes: -ɪra
  • Hyphenation: li‧ra
  • Homophone: lyra

Noun

lira f

  1. lira (former currency of Italy) [19th c.]
  2. lira (currency of Turkey)
  3. lira (former currency of Israel)

Declension

Related terms

  • libra

References

Further reading

  • lira in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • lira in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French

Pronunciation

Verb

lira

  1. third-person singular future of lire

Anagrams

  • rail

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈli.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ira
  • Hyphenation: lì‧ra

Etymology 1

From Latin lībra.

Noun

lira f (plural lire)

  1. lira
Descendants
  • Turkish: lira

Etymology 2

From Latin lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρᾱ (lúrā).

Noun

lira f (plural lire)

  1. lyre
    Synonym: cetra

Anagrams

  • Arli, lari

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *loizā, from Proto-Indo-European *lóyseh₂ (following, track; furrow), from *leys- (track, furrow, trace, trail).

Cognate with Oscan feminine ablative plural 𐌋𐌖𐌉𐌔𐌀𐌓𐌉𐌚𐌔 (luisarifs, the name of a month, perhaps "in which the furrows are drawn"), Old High German leisa (track) (German Gleis), Old Church Slavonic лѣха (lěxa, field bed, furrow), Old Prussian lyso (field bed), Proto-Germanic *lizaną (to know, understand), *laizijaną (teach), *liʀnōn (learn).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈliː.ra/, [ˈlʲiːrä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈli.ra/, [ˈliːrä]

Noun

līra f (genitive līrae); first declension

  1. the earth thrown up between two furrows, a ridge
  2. (agriculture) furrow

Declension

First-declension noun.

Derived terms

References

  • lira in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lira in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • lira in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Doublet of lire.

Noun

lira m (definite singular liraen, indefinite plural liraar or liraer or lira, definite plural liraane or liraene)

  1. (numismatics) lira (currency of Malta)
  2. (numismatics) lira (currency of Turkey)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

lira f

  1. definite singular of lire
  2. definite singular of lire

References

  • “lira” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *lihwizô, *ligwizô (thigh; groin), from Proto-Indo-European *lekʷs-, *lewks- (groin). More at lire.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈliː.rɑ/

Noun

līra m (nominative plural līran)

  1. fleshy part of the body without fat or bone; brawn; muscle

Declension

Derived terms

  • līreht

Related terms

  • lēow

Descendants

  • Middle English: lire, lyre
    • English: lire

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈli.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ira
  • Syllabification: li‧ra

Etymology 1

Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra).

Noun

lira f

  1. lyre
  2. black grouse's tail
Declension

Etymology 2

Maltese, Turkish, both from Italian lira, from Latin lībra (pound).

Noun

lira f

  1. lira (former currency of Malta)
  2. lira (the basic unit of currency in Turkey)
Declension

See also

  • lir

Further reading

  • lira in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lira in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology 1

From Latin lyra

Noun

lira f (plural liras)

  1. lyre (a stringed musical instrument)

Etymology 2

From Latin libra

Noun

lira f (plural liras)

  1. lira (unit of currency)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Latin lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lîːra/
  • Hyphenation: li‧ra

Noun

lȋra f (Cyrillic spelling ли̑ра)

  1. lyre

Declension

References

  • “lira” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

Etymology

From Old French lire, from Latin lyra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /líːra/

Noun

lȋra f

  1. lyre (musical instrument)

Inflection


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈliɾa/, [ˈli.ɾa]

Etymology 1

From Latin lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra).

Noun

lira f (plural liras)

  1. lyre
  1. (Mexico, slang) guitar
Derived terms
  • ave lira
  • gallo lira

Etymology 2

From Italian lira, from Latin libra. Doublet of libra.

Noun

lira f (plural liras)

  1. lira (former currency of Italy)

Further reading

  • “lira” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Verb

lira (present lirar, preterite lirade, supine lirat, imperative lira)

  1. (colloquial) to play (a sport, an instrument or a game)

Conjugation

Anagrams

  • ilar, liar

Tagalog

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Spanish lira (lyre), from Latin lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: li‧ra
  • IPA(key): /ˈliɾa/, [ˈliɾɐ]

Noun

lira

  1. lyre
See also
  • kudyapi

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Spanish lira (lira), from Latin libra. Doublet of libra.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: li‧ra
  • IPA(key): /ˈliɾa/, [ˈliɾɐ]

Noun

lira

  1. lira (former currency of Italy)

Etymology 3

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: li‧ra
  • IPA(key): /ˈliɾaʔ/, [ˈliɾɐʔ]

Noun

lirà

  1. swollen and reddened eyelids
Derived terms
  • lirain

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish لیره‎, لیرا‎, from Italian lira.

Noun

lira (definite accusative lirayı, plural liralar)

  1. Turkish lira.

Declension

Related terms

  • liralık

See also

  • Türk lirası
  • liret (Italian lira)
  • İtalyan lireti

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Italian) an Italian unit of currency.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)