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16:07 May 22, 2005
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Hindi to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Hindi term or phrase: परिया------PariyA
PaiDo(n) kii chhA(n)h dhalAno(n) par bhii hai, dhalAno(n) par gADii-ikke kay jAnwar sustA lete hai(n). Nehar kay pul kii wajah say yahA(n) par pariyA kii taraf ooper uthhii hui hai. Door gaon ki pagdandiyo(n) say aanewalo(n) ko saDak kA itnA hissa dhanish kii tarah dikhAii detA hai.

I could not locate this word even in four comprehensive Hindi to English dictionaries. What does it mean? Thanks
chopra_2002
India
Local time: 04:05
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Summary of answers provided
4Protractor of a geometry box
Balasubramaniam L.
4the middle point of arch
keshab
1pariya- speedbreaker or joint of bridge and road?
PRAKAASH


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Protractor of a geometry box


Explanation:
Because of the bridge, the road here is humped like a protractor (the instrument in a school geometry box shaped like a semi-circle and used for measuring angle; this instrument is usually called chaandaa)and when looked from the village, the road looks like a bow.

This word is not listed in the dictionary, but from the context I guess this is what is meant. Is the narrator a school boy/girl? If so, this would further corraborate the use of a school/study related imagery.


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Another possibility is that a printing error is involved and the word is actually परे and not परिया and the sentence is सड़क परे की तरफ ऊपर उठी हुई है। If this is so, then it would mean the road is lifted up on its outer edge because of the bridge.

This makes less sense though.


Balasubramaniam L.
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pariya- speedbreaker or joint of bridge and road?


Explanation:
just guessing, pariya may be
either
joint of bridge or road
or
speedbreaker
??
just guessing!

PRAKASH SHARMA
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Note added at 12 hrs 24 mins (2005-05-23 04:32:24 GMT)
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well, if tarah is typed wrongly as taraf then it may be protractor as well.
PRAKASH SHARMA

PRAKAASH
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the middle point of arch


Explanation:
From the edited context we can guess that PariyA is the name of mid point of an arch.

keshab
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