Lyra meaning

līrə
(anatomy, dated) The middle portion of the ventral surface of the fornix of the brain; so called from the arrangement of the lines with which it is marked in the human brain.
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(astronomy) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a lyre. It includes the bright star Vega and the Ring Nebula.
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(rare) A female given name.
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(place, proper) A N constellation between Hercules and Cygnus, containing the bright star Vega; the Harp; the Lyre.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Hercules. Lyra (the Lyre) contains the bright star Vega.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Hercules and containing Vega.
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Origin of lyra

  • Latin from lyra lyre lyre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lyra, from Ancient Greek λύρα (lyra) a "lyre, the constellation Lyra"

    From Wiktionary