راية

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root verb رَأَى (raʾā, to see). Originally رَأْيَة (raʾya), a feminine of رَأْي (raʾy, sight, perception), but "the Arabs prefer omitting [the hamza] ... and some say it has not been heard with ء (ʾ, hamza)." (Lane).

Noun[edit]

رَايَة (rāyaf (plural رَايَات (rāyāt))

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

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