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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ر ع ي(r-ʿ-y); compare رَعَى(raʿā, to guard).

NounEdit

رَعِيَّة (raʿiyyaf (plural رَعَايَا(raʿāyā))

  1. herd, flock
  2. subjects (of a ruler)
    • كُلُّكُمْ رَاعٍ وَكُلُّكُمْ مَسْؤُولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ
      kullukum rāʿin wakullukum masʾūlun ʿan raʿiyyatihi
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. subject (of a ruler) (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?)
  4. (Christianity) parish

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Haywood, J.A.; Nahmad, H.M. (1965), “رعية”, in A new Arabic grammar, 2nd edition, London: Lund Humphries, ISBN 0-85331-585-X