raia

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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)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin raia.

Noun[edit]

raia f (plural raie)

  1. ray, skate (fish)
    Synonym: razza

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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]

  • Catalan: rajada
  • Old French: raie
  • Galician: raia
  • Hungarian: rája
  • Italian: razza
  • Portuguese: raia, arraia
  • Spanish: raya

References[edit]

  • raia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • raia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • raia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “raia”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 512–513

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. stripe
  2. border (the line or frontier area separating countries)
    Synonym: fronteira
  3. (figuratively) limit
  4. (colloquial) mistake
    Synonym: erro
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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

raia (n class, plural raia) or raia (ma class, plural maraia)

  1. citizen
  2. subject (in a monarchy)

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