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4 letters words from 'raia'

ARIA 4RAIA 4

3 letters words from 'raia'

AIA 3AIR 3
RAI 3RIA 3

2 letters words from 'raia'

AA 2AI 2
AR 2 

All 4 letters words made out of raia

raia aria riaa iraa aira iara raai arai raai arai aari aari riaa iraa raia aria iara aira aiar iaar aair aair iaar aiar

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Definitions and meaning of raia

raia

Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese [Term?], probably the feminine of raio, or from Vulgar Latin *radia, from Latin radius; cf. also the verb raiar. Compare Portuguese raia, Spanish raya.

Noun

raia f (plural raias)

  1. stripe (long, straight region of a single colour)
  2. border (line separating regions)
  3. em dash ()
  4. ray (fish)

Synonyms

  • (border): fronteira

Related terms

  • raiar

Italian

Etymology

From Latin raia

Noun

raia f (plural raie)

  1. ray, skate (fish)

Synonyms

  • razza

Latin

Alternative forms

  • raja (Medieval)

Etymology

Hypothetically from a Proto-Italic *rajjā (perhaps < *ragjā), with unknown further origin. Parallels can be found in Germanic: Middle Dutch rogghe/rochghe (Dutch rog) and Middle Low German rugge, from Western Proto-Germanic *rugg-, as well as Old English reohhe, Middle English reyhhe, reȝge, rygh all meaning "ray". Taken together with the Latin, these forms could point to a dialectal Proto-Indo-European *raK- ~ *ruK- (ray); however, the phonetic correspondences are unusual even within Germanic, and this could indicate a loanword or substrate origin.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈraj.ja/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈraj.ja/

Noun

raia f (genitive raiae); first declension

  1. ray (a marine fish with a flat body)

Declension

First-declension noun.

Descendants

  • English: ray
  • French: raie
  • Galician: raia
  • Hungarian: rája
  • Italian: razza
  • Portuguese: raia, arraia
  • Spanish: raya

References

  • raia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • raia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • raia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) , “raia”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 512–513

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • arraia

Etymology 1

From the feminine of raio, or from Vulgar Latin *radia, from Latin radius; cf. also the verb raiar. Compare Galician raia, Spanish raya. Cf. also French raie.

A less likely etymology derives it from an earlier arraia, from Old Portuguese *arraia, from Arabic رَعِيَّة(raʿiyya).

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈʁaj.ɐ/
  • Hyphenation: rai‧a
  • Rhymes: -aja

Noun

raia f (plural raias)

  1. stripe
  2. border (the line or frontier area separating countries)
  3. (figurative) limit
  4. (colloquial) mistake
Synonyms
  • (border): fronteira
  • (mistake): erro
Derived terms
  • raiano

Etymology 2

From raiar.

Verb

raia

  1. third-person singular present indicative of raiar
  2. second-person singular imperative of raiar

Etymology 3

From Latin raia.

Noun

raia f (plural raias)

  1. ray (a marine fish with a flat body)

Swahili

Etymology

From Arabic رَعِيَّة(raʿiyya).

Noun

raia (n class, plural raia) or raia (ma class, plural maraia)

  1. citizen
  2. subject (in a monarchy)

Derived terms

  • uraia

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Arabic) a non-Muslim subject of Turkey.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)