ثريا

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Diminutive of ثَرِىّ (ṯariyy, many, numerous, abundant) from the root ث ر و (ṯ-r-w) meaning "to be great in number or quantity", "to be numerous", "to be abundant", "to possess much"; literally "the little one possessing many" or "the dear abundant one".

Proper noun[edit]

الثُّرَيَّا (aṯ-ṯurayyāf

  1. the Pleiades
  2. a high place in the sky

Etymology 2[edit]

From likening the cluster of lamps to the asterism of the Pleiades.

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Noun[edit]

ثُرَيَّا (ṯurayyāf

  1. chandelier
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