Origin of libra1
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
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What does Libran mean?
Libran can also be used as an adjective to describe something related to the zodiac sign or to the constellation that it’s named for.
The constellation Libra is a group of stars generally interpreted as representing a pair of scales. It is also known as the Scales or the Balance.
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.
In astrology, 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 who are Librans are those born between September 23 and October 22.
Example: My birthday is in October, so I’m a Libran.
Where does Libran come from?
The first records of the word Libran in English come from the early 1900s. It comes from the Latin word lībra, referring to a pair of scales. The suffix -an is used to form adjectives and nouns.
In astrology, the different signs of the zodiac are thought to be associated with certain personality traits. Traits associated with Librans include diplomacy and vengefulness (the scales of justice).
Get more insight into what really defines a Libran by visiting our article on the many traits of Librans.
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What are some other forms related to Libran?
- Libra (noun)
What are some synonyms for Libran?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing Libran?
How is Libran used in real life?
The word Libran is typically used in the context of astrology, including as a way for people whose zodiac sign is Libra to identify themselves.
Well this week I've had one acceptance, one maybe, and one pass. I'm a Libran, so I like that kind of balance ⚖
— Christopher M Drew (@cmdrew81) August 20, 2021
I don't believe in astrology because I'm a Libran and we're smarter than that.
— *harbani (@killgill_) July 15, 2013
Happy Birthday to all Fellow Librans 🎉
— Aniha Anam Chaudhary (@anihachaudhry) October 2, 2019
Try using Libran!
True or False?
A person whose sign is Libra can be called a Libran or a Libra.
How to use libra in a sentence
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With the New Libran Moon on Tuesday, adventure is in the air, whetting your Leo appetite, which has recently been lagging.
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