why is lb pounds?
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In ancient Rome, the term “libra” was used to refer to a balance or scales as well as a unit of measurement called “libra pondo,” which may be rendered as “pound weight” or “a pound by weight.”
The measurement’s “pondo” or “pound” component is where the English term “pound” first appeared, whereas the “libra” component is where “libra” first appeared.
The ancient Roman libra was a measure of mass that was about equal to 328.9 grams. It was divided into 12 unciae, or ounces (plural: uncia). The abbreviation “lb” for pound is derived from the libra.