Pound Abbreviation lb

It is confusing to refer to the mass unite in the British system (pound) with lb, because there is no relation between the name of the unit and the abbreviation. I looked it up and I found the lb is the abbreviation of the Roman expression “libra pondo” meaning “pound of weight”. The reference is http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictP.html

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