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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

NounEdit

raia f (plural raias)

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

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

raia f (plural raie)

  1. ray, skate (fish)

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

raia f (genitive raiae); first declension

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

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative raia raiae
Genitive raiae raiārum
Dative raiae raiīs
Accusative raiam raiās
Ablative raiā raiīs
Vocative raia raiae

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PortugueseEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

raia f (plural raias)

  1. border (the line or frontier area separating countries)
  2. (figuratively) limit
  3. (colloquial) mistake
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Etymology 2Edit

From raiar.

VerbEdit

raia

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

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin raia.

NounEdit

raia f (plural raias)

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

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic رَعِيَّة(raʿiyya).

NounEdit

raia (ma class, plural maraia)

  1. citizen
  2. subject (in a monarchy)

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