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Definition of the noun lira

What does lira mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lire / liras (less preferred form)

  1. the basic unit of money on Malta; equal to 100 cents
  2. the basic unit of money in Turkey
  3. formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of lira: Italian lira
    • more generic term: Italian monetary unit = monetary unit in Italy
    • part: centesimo = a fractional monetary unit of several countries: Panama and Italy and Uruguay and Chile


  1. Lira is a city in Northern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial centre of Lira District. Lira was the main metropolitan center of the now defunct Lango District.
    • also known as Lira, Uganda; Lira District
    • country: Uganda
  2. Lira a.k.a. Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport or simply Rome Ciampino Airport, is a joint civilian, commercial and military airport near Rome, the capital of Italy. The airport is situated 6.5 NM south southeast of central Rome, just outside the Greater Ring Road the circular motorway around the city.


  1. Lira was born Lerato Molapo in the Daveyton township in Johannesburg's East Rand. Her name translates to "love" in Sesotho and she speaks four languages. She is a multi-platinum selling and a 8x South African Music Award-winning Afro-Soul vocalist who refers to her music as "a fusion of soul, funk, elements of jazz and African.
  2. Lira a.k.a. Elton Santiago dos Santos Lira or simply Lira is a Brazilian footballer.

There are other people with in their name, like Buda Lira, Doug Lira, J.C. Lira, Lira Luis, Luis Lira, Soia Lira, Jesús Lira, Lira Ribas, Noémi Lira, Ramon Lira and many others.


  1. Lira is a fictional character from the 2006 TV series Encantadia: Pag-ibig hanggang wakas.
  2. Lira is a fictional character from the 2013 film Operation Wedding.


  1. "Lira" a.k.a. "Líra" is a musical album of Delhusa Gjon.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  2. "Lira" is a musical album of Lirinha.


Lira is a Philippine television series aired from 1992-1996 Sundays on GMA Network. The series starred Shaina Magdayao, Eula Valdez, Lolit Solis, German Moreno and Vina Morales. The Drama series was last aired in April 28, 1996.


  1. Lira is the name of the currency of Turkey. It is also the local name of the currencies of Lebanon and Syria: as well as the former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino and the Vatican City, all of which replaced it in 2002 with the euro, and of Israel, which replaced it with the old shekel in 1980. The term originates from the value of a Troy pound of high purity silver. The libra was the basis of the monetary system of the Roman Empire. When Europe resumed a monetary system, during the Carolingian Empire, the Roman system was adopted, the so-called £sd.
  2. The lira, or relia, is a Ukrainian variant of the hurdy-gurdy, an instrument which can trace its history back to the 10th century.
  3. Lira: Lirae are fine lines or ridges that are a sculptural feature of the outside of the shells of various animals. The term is commonly applied to the shells of molluscs such as gastropods, bivalves and nautiloids. It can also be used to describe similar sculpture on the surface of the shells of brachiopods.
  4. LIRA a.k.a. Locked-In Retirement Account: A Locked-In Retirement Account, and the virtually identical Locked-in Retirement Savings Plan, are Canadian investment accounts designed specifically to hold locked-in pension funds for former plan members, former spouses or common-law partners, or surviving spouses or partners. Funds held inside LIRAs/LRSPs will normally only become available to holders upon retirement.
  5. The Lira system is a two-way communication system used between the International Space Station and Mission Control via the Russian Luch relay satellite constellation, also known as Altair. The ROS communication Subsystems can receive commands directly from ground stations through the Regul Subsystem and can receive commands from the LUCH satellite through the Lira or the Regul System.
  6. Lira is a common surname in the Spanish and Italian languages. It was also a given name during the Medieval period. Lira translates to libra in Latin, which means "balance". A Bandeira da minha família... Lira. Para quem não sabe, Os Liras são, ao que parece, um ramo dos antigos senhores de Trava, galegos, que tirou aquele nome do de couto de Lira. Foi no séc. XIV que passou a Portugal Afonso Gomes de Lira, senhor de Lira e do Paço de Nogueira, que seguio partido do rei D. Fernando I de Portugal contra Henrique de Trastâmara, pelo que veio a radicar-se no nosso país aqui deixando descendência que lhe continuou o nome. Há fontes, que revelam que a familia Lira é de origem Ibérica, tendo talvez ramificações na França e na Itália. O sobrenome Lira, pode ter tido origem também do nome MacLir e se originou na ilha de Man, na Escócia. De MacLir, veio Lira, de Lira e Leira. O sobrenome acabou se espalhando pela península Ibérica, em especial Portugal. É comum que no nordeste do Brasil tenha-se muitos liras por causa do domínio Português nessa região durante o período colonial. (texto Arthur Lira, com fragmentos de pesquisas realizadas através da internet.

Phrases with Lira

  1. Genus Lira
  2. Darbya Lira
  3. italian lira
  4. maltese lira
  5. turkish lira
  6. Notoraja Lira
  7. Antrolana lira
  8. Bejuco De Lira
  9. Baharilana Lira
  10. Thamiaraea lira
  11. Gymnodinium Lira
  12. Ekemblemaria lira
  13. Epitrichosma Lira
  14. Species Darbya Lira
  15. Species Notoraja Lira
  16. species Antrolana lira
  17. Species Baharilana Lira
  18. species Thamiaraea lira
  19. Species Gymnodinium Lira
  20. species Ekemblemaria lira

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lira

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Google previewUnspeakable ShaXXXspeares, Revised Edition (2016)

Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture by NA NA

Lira is a fitting match for Bobby ...

Google previewBarron's MAT (2009)

Miller Analogies Test by Robert J. Sternberg, Karin Sternberg

ITALY : LIRA :: {a. Switzerland, b. Netherlands, c. Portugal, d. Sweden) : GUILDER (b) The lira is the unit of currency in Italy. The guilder is the unit of currency in the Netherlands. The currency of Switzerland is the franc. The currency of Portugal ...

Google previewTruth Commissions (2007)

State Terror, History, and Memory by Greg Grandin, Thomas Miller Klubock

Elizabeth Lira is a Chilean clinical psychologist, researcher, and professor at the Center for Ethics, Jesuit University Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, ...

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Musical Terms (1884)

To which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Elements of Music by Frederick Niecks

Lira (It.). A lyre. Lira da braccio (It.). An obsolete bow instrument of the size and shape of the tenor viol, with seven strings, five above and two beside the finger-board. Lira da gamba (It.), also called Lirone perfetto, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Modern Italy (2007)

by Mark Gilbert, Robert K. Nilsson

By 1920, the lira was valued at one-fifth of its 1914 level. The ruination of the old bourgeoisie was accompanied by the creation of “new rich,” black-marketeers, and arms manufacturers particularly. Exchange controls that had been established ...

Google previewA popular technical dictionary of commercial and general information (1885)

by Edward T. Blakely

Turkish Lira or gold Medjidie"=i8j. o-64</. 1 Purse=5 Turkish lira. Piastre ...

Google previewA Cyclopaedic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language (1892)

Spoken in British Central Africa by David Clement Ruffelle Scott

Lira, ku ...

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Lira Meaning

Video shows what lira means. The basic unit of currency in Turkey.. The currency of Lebanon (also pound), Syria (also pound), Jordan (also dinar), former ...

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Scrabble value of L1I1R1A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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