raia

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Raia and raía

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

raia f (plural raias)

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

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

raia f (plural raie)

  1. ray, skate (fish)

Synonyms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

raia f (genitive raiae); first declension

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

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

raia f (plural raias)

  1. border (the line or frontier area separating countries)
  2. (figuratively) limit
  3. (colloquial) mistake
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From raiar.

Verb[edit]

raia

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

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin raia.

Noun[edit]

raia f (plural raias)

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

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَعِيَّة(raʿiyya).

Noun[edit]

raia (ma class, plural maraia)

  1. citizen
  2. subject (in a monarchy)

Derived terms[edit]