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Meaning of LYRA

Pronunciation:  'lIru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a small constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Draco; contains the star Vega
 

LYRA is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: constellation, Vega

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ly"ra\, n. [L. lyra, Gr. ?. See {Lyre}.]
1. (Astron.) A northern constellation, the Harp, containing a
   white star of the first magnitude, called Alpha Lyr[ae],
   or Vega.



2. (Anat.) 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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