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λίτρ-α , ,
A.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. TG2, J.AJ14.7.1: metaph., λίτρα^ν ἐτῶν ζήσας having lived a pound of years, i.e. 72 (in late times a pound of gold was coined into 72 pieces), AP10.97 (Pall.).
III. measure of capacity, = 1 Italic κοτύλη, Gal.6.287. [ι_ as in Lat. libra; written λείτρα in CIG2040.7 (Bosp.).] (Both λίτρα and Lat. libra prob. from early Italic *līprā.
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    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 14.116
    • Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, 14.7.1
    • Polybius, Histories, 21.43.19
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