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Is lire a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lire is a Scrabble US word. The word lire is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

L1I1R1E1

Is lire a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lire is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

L1I1R1E1

Is lire a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word lire is a Words With Friends word. The word lire is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Lire

You can make 14 words from 'lire' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'lire'

LEIR 4LIER 4
LIRE 4RIEL 4
RILE 4 

3 letters words from 'lire'

IRE 3LEI 3
LIE 3REI 3

2 letters words from 'lire'

EL 2ER 2
LI 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of lire

lire ilre lrie rlie irle rile lier iler leir elir ielr eilr lrei rlei leri elri reli erli irel riel ierl eirl reil eril

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lire. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lire.

Definitions and meaning of lire

lire

Etymology 1

From Middle English lire, lyre, from Old English līra (any fleshy part of the body, muscle, calf of the leg), from Proto-Germanic *ligwizô, *lihwizô (thigh, groin), from Proto-Indo-European *lekʷs-, *lewks- (groin). Cognate with Dutch lies (groin), Swedish lår (thigh).

Noun

lire (plural lires)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Flesh, brawn, or muscle; the fleshy part of a person or animal in contradistinction to the bone and skin.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) The fleshy part of a roast capon, etc. as distinguished from a limb or joint.

Etymology 2

From Middle English lire, lyre, from Old Norse hlýr (cheeks, plural). Compare Middle English lere, from Old English hlēor (cheek, countenance, complexion). More at leer.

Noun

lire (plural lires)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) The cheek.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Face; appearance of the face or skin; complexion; hue.

Etymology 3

From Old Norse líri. Cognate with Norwegian lira.

Noun

lire (plural lires)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, ornithology) The Manx shearwater (bird).

Etymology 4

From Italian lire.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪərə

Noun

lire

  1. plural of lira

Homophones

  • lyre

Anagrams

  • Iler, Irel., Lier, Reil, Riel, lier, riel, rile

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liʁ/
  • Homophones: lires, lyre, lyrent, lyres
  • Rhymes: -iʁ

Etymology 1

From Old French lire, from Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō, from Proto-Italic *legō, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-.

Verb

lire

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to read
  2. (reflexive, se lire) to be read

Conjugation

Derived terms

Related terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Italian lira, compare French livre.

Noun

lire f (plural lires)

  1. lira (unit of currency)

Anagrams

  • lier

Further reading

  • “lire” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Noun

lire f

  1. plural of lira

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German.

Noun

lire f (definite singular lira, indefinite plural lirer, definite plural lirene)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse líri m, likely onomatopoetic.

Noun

lire f (definite singular lira, indefinite plural lirer, definite plural lirene)

  1. shearwater
Derived terms
  • havlire

Etymology 3

Italian plural of lira, from Latin libra (pound, weight). Doublet of lira.

Noun

lire m (definite singular liren, indefinite plural lirar or lire, definite plural lirane)

  1. (numismatics) lira (currency of Italy)

References

  • “lire” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

Verb

lire

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to read
  2. (reflexive, se lire) to be read

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Related terms

  • eslire
  • relire

Descendants

  • French: lire

Further reading

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (lire)

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