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راية

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root verb رأى (ra’ā), to behold. Originally رأية, a feminine of رأى "sight, perception", but "the Arabs prefer omitting [the hamza] ... and some say it has not been heard with ء." (Lane).

NounEdit

راية (rāyaf, plural رايات‎ (rāyāt)

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

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