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Strong's #3046 - λίτρα

Root Word (Etymology)
of Latin origin [libra]
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a pound, a weight of 12 ounces (340 gm)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λίτρ-α, ἡ,

I a silver coin of Sicily, Epich. 9, Sophr. 72, Diph. 71, Posidipp. 8. On its value v. Arist. Fr. 476, 510.

II as a weight, 12 ounces, a pound, [ Simon. ] 141, Plb. 21.43.19, D.S. 14.116, Dsc. 1.43, Plu. TG 2, J. AJ 14.7.1: metaph., λίτρᾰν ἐτῶν ζήσας having lived a pound of years, i.e. 72 (in late times a pound of gold was coined into 72 pieces), AP 10.97 (Pall.).

III measure of capacity, = 1 Italic κοτύλη, Gal. 6.287. [ as in Lat. libra; written λείτρα in CIG 2040.7 (Bosp.).] (Both λίτρα and Lat. libra prob. from early Italic *lîprâ.) written on amphora, λῖ(τραι) SEG31.813 (i B.C./i A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λίτρα, λίτρας, , a pound, a weight of twelve ounces: John 12:3; John 19:39. (Polybius 22, 26, 19; Diodorus 14,116, 7; Plutarch, Tib. et G. Grac. 2, 3; Josephus, Antiquities 14, 7, 1; others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† λίτρα , -ας ,

(cf. Lat. libra),

1. a Sicilian coin = Rom. libra or as.

2. In weight, a pound: John 12:3; John 19:39.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For λίτρα which in the NT is confined to John 12:3; John 19:39, cf. P Oxy XII. 1454.5 (A.D. 116) σταθμοῦ λείτρας δύο, ";each weighing 2 pounds."; In ib. 1513.7 (iv/A.D.) it is curious to find beer measured by λίτραιζυτοῦ λί (τραι) ν ̄ε ̄. See also ib. 1543.6 (c. A.D. 299), a receipt for chaff supplied to soldiers on the march—ἐλίτρισεν (a new verb) . . . ἀχύρου. . [λί ]τρας τεσσαράκο [ντα. The name of a Sicilian silver coin, λίτρα is an attempt to reproduce a probable form * l̯prā, which appears in Latin as libra (Boisacq, p. 585).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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