Origin of libra1
Words nearby libra
Other definitions for libra (2 of 3)
Origin of libra2
Other definitions for libra (3 of 3)
- the seventh sign of the zodiac: the cardinal air sign.
- Also Libran. a person born under this sign, usually between September 23rd and October 22nd.
Origin of Libra
MORE ABOUT LIBRA
What does Libra mean?
Libra is the name of a constellation that is interpreted as representing a pair of scales. It is also known as the Scales or the Balance.
A constellation is a group of stars that appear near each other in the sky—especially a group that has been given a name. Libra is considered one of the 12 zodiacal constellations—constellations that appear within a particular portion of the sky called the zodiac.
In astronomy, the zodiac is the band of sky along which the paths of the sun, the moon, and the planets appear to move.
Despite its basis in astronomy, the word zodiac is mainly associated with and most often used in the context of astrology, the nonscientific practice in which the positions of heavenly bodies at certain times are thought to influence or be correlated with human behavior and events. In astrology, zodiac refers to a diagram (often a circular one) representing the zodiac belt and showing the symbols associated with each of the 12 constellations or sections, which are called the signs of the zodiac. Libra is one of these signs. It is situated between Virgo and Scorpio and is considered the seventh sign of the zodiac.
The position of the sun in a particular portion of the zodiac at the moment of a person’s birth is thought to correlate with their personality. This is what people are referring to when they talk about their zodiac sign (or star sign or often just sign). People whose sign is Libra are those born between September 23 and October 22.
The word Libra can be used as a noun to refer to someone who is born during this time, as in I was born in late October, so I’m a Libra. The word Libran can be used to mean the same thing. It can also be used as an adjective form of Libra.
Example: Oh, your birthday is in October? Are you a Libra?
Where does Libra come from?
The first records of the word Libra in English come from the 1300s. It comes from the Latin word lībra, referring to a pair of scales. The word libra is also used to refer to an ancient Roman unit of weight. The abbreviation lb. for “pound” comes from this word.
Libra was once associated with the constellation Scorpio, being interpreted as the scorpion’s claws. It was later interpreted as a pair of scales.
In astrology, the different signs of the zodiac are thought to be associated with certain personality traits. Traits associated with Libra include diplomacy and vengefulness (the scales of justice). Libra and the other signs of the zodiac are often used in the context of a person’s horoscope. The word horoscope can refer to a diagram of the heavens that maps the relative position of planets and the signs of the zodiac. It can also refer to a prediction based (or said to be based) on a person’s sign and the location of other celestial bodies at the time they were born.
Get more insight into what really defines a Libra by visiting our article on the many traits of Libras.
Did you know ... ?
How is Libra used in real life?
The word Libra is used to refer to the sign of the zodiac, named after the constellation. In the context of astrology, people associate a number of different traits with the sign Libra.
my sign is Libra, and you?
— ًedward (@ddeonu_llkv) August 22, 2021
As a Libra I have to have my balance in life, it's a must!
— ℓσѕσ (@_KeeLoso) August 25, 2021
Where my fellow Libras?!?!
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) February 17, 2020
Try using Libra!
True or False?
People whose sign is Libra are born in September and October.
How to use libra in a sentence
One rival, called Celo Dollar, is also governed by an association, which attracted many of the same companies that initially flocked to Libra.Facebook-backed Libra association changes its name to Diem|Verne Kopytoff|December 1, 2020|Fortune
Libra, the Facebook-led payments platform since renamed Diem, is said to be eyeing a 2021 launch.Facebook’s latest acquisition pushes outside its comfort zone|rhhackettfortune|December 1, 2020|Fortune
The Libra team did not immediately offer a comment about the impending report.
The document refers to a “global stablecoin project,” which describes Libra.
Some 322 light-years away in the constellation Libra lies one of the most extreme and hottest worlds discovered by astronomers so far.A deep-space telescope spied an exoplanet so hot it can vaporize iron|Paola Rosa-Aquino|October 5, 2020|Popular-Science
Why in the world have I waited till the day your Libra gets its nihil obstat from Christopher Lemondrop* to send you a note.
BORN THIS WEEK Viggo Mortensen (October 20, 1958) Libra is the cardinal-air sign, which translates to light.
We see her liberal Libra spirit in other Scales ladies like Susan Sarandon, Janeane Garofalo, and Martina Navratilova.
Libra women embody this ancient goddess, self-entitled to cast their judgments as instruments of justice.
Control issues come into focus as Saturn forms a cluster in Libra with Venus, Mercury and the Sun.
With the one quintal that resulted therefrom, they incorporated on the said day one libra of quicksilver.
If he was in Libra or Taurus, his influence would be suppressed by Venus, as these signs were in her mansions.Astronomical Lore in Chaucer|Florence M. Grimm
Whereupon he would carol out the tender taunt, "Ahaha, du libra Ogostine!"In the Arena|Booth Tarkington
The Libra qualities assigned to those born in October were all his.Edgar Saltus: The Man|Marie Saltus
The southern scale of Libra meant bad fortune, while the northern was eminently fortunate.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
British Dictionary definitions for libra (1 of 2)
Word Origin for libra
British Dictionary definitions for libra (2 of 2)
- Also called: the Scales, 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
- a person born under this sign