- plural Odia a member of a people of India living chiefly in Odisha (formerly Orissa) and neighbouring states
- the state language of Odisha, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family
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The army of Pegu at length besieged the city of Odia, in which the king of Siam resided.
Later observers consider the odia in general simply transitional forms in the life-history of fungi otherwise classified.
Odia qui nimium timet, regnare nescit—He who 10 dreads hostility too much is unfit to bear rule.
Favores ampliandi sunt; odia restringenda: "Favors are to be amplified; hateful things to be restrained."Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume III (of 20)
Primum improbantur ii quaestus, qui in odia hominum incurrunt, ut portitorum, ut faeneratorum.De Officiis
Marcus Tullius Cicero