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راية

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally رَأْيَة (raʾya), an instance noun derived from رَأْي (raʾy, sight, perception) (verbal noun of رَأَى (raʾā, to see)), but "the Arabs prefer omitting [the hamza] ... and some say it has not been heard with ء (ʾ, hamza)." (Lane)

NounEdit

رَايَة (rāyaf (plural رَايَات (rāyāt))

  1. banner, ensign, an army's battle standard

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