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Origin of the name ZIYA.
Etymology of the name ZIYA.
Meaning of the baby name ZIYA.


ZIYA (זִיעַ).  Another spelling of Hebrew Zia (q.v.), meaning "motion."

ZIYA (ضيا).  Turkish name meaning "light."  It is the same as Arabic Diya (q.v.). (A Practical Grammar of the Turkish Language, Wells, 1880).  Also spelled Zia.

... Of these proverbs a large collection was published some twenty years ago by Ahmed Midhat Efendi, still one of the leading men of letters of the Turkish capital; and a similar collection was published more recently under the title of Durūb-i-amthāl-i-'othmāniyya by Abu'd-Dyā [Ebū'z-Ziyā] Tevfīq Bey (the quondam editor of the Waqt, to whose taste and energy Turkish typography owes so much) in collaboration with Shinasi Efendi. (Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 1898)


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