lbs. i.e. pounds

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lbs. i.e. pounds

Postby al » Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:40 am

Can anyone tell me where the abbreviation for pounds, as in "lbs." came from?
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Re: lbs. i.e. pounds

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:16 pm

al wrote:Can anyone tell me where the abbreviation for pounds, as in "lbs." came from?
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Postby shill » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:52 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound
"The Latin word libra describes a Roman unit of weight similar to a pound, and the abbreviation “lb” for the unit of weight and the signs £ and ₤ (crossed-out Ls) for the currency derived from this. The word “pound” comes from the Latin pendere, “to weigh”; Latin libra means “scales, balances”."
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