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[ree-uh, rahy-uh] /ˈri ə, ˈraɪ ə/
noun, plural ryas.
a handwoven Scandinavian rug with a thick pile and usually a strong, colorful design.
the weave used for this, comprising warp, weft, and hand-tied knots.
Origin of rya
First recorded in 1940-45; after Rya, city in Sweden, where originally produced Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is a Sanskrit rendering of only thirty-four Gtakas ascribed to rya Sra.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • The gift of his head is related in some gtaka, not found in this selection of rya Sra.

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • A controversial discussion should never be carried on with a religious teacher (rya).

  • A gentleman (rya), however distressed, will scarcely do anything ignoble (anrya), O thou Thousand-eyed One!

    The Gtakaml rya Sra

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