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ɔˈrɪs ə, oʊˈrɪs əOris·sa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orissanoun

    state in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal


  1. Orissanoun

    State in eastern India which has Bhubaneshwar as its capital.

    Etymology: Modified from ଓର (ଉର). The source of the name Odisa/Orissa(ଓଡିଶା) modified form of ancient words Ora (ଓର) or Ura (ଉର) or Odra Desa or Sumera or Odra bisaya The earliest epigraphical reference to Odras is found in the Soro copper plate grant of Somadatta from which it is clear that Uttara Tosali with its visaya Sarepahara identified with Soro of Baleswar district was part of Odra Bisaya.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Orissa

    the name of an ancient Indian kingdom, independent till 1568, and falling into British possession in 1803, is now restricted to the most south-easterly province of Bengal. It is larger than Wales, and comprises a hilly inland tract and an alluvial plain formed by the deltas of the Mahanadi, Brahmani, and Baitarani Rivers, well irrigated, and producing great crops of rice, wheat, pulse, and cotton. It has no railways, and poor roads; transport is by canal and river. Chief towns Cuttack, Balasor, and Puri. Orkney Islands

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. orissa

    An extensive province of Hindostan, in the Deccan. A race of Hindoo princes governed the country till 1592, when they were conquered by the viceroy of Akbar. The French, who had taken possession of a part of the country long known as the Northern Circars, attempted to drive the English (who had formed commercial settlements on the coast) out of India. The result of the contest for supremacy in India between the French and English is well known. The Mahrattas, who had seized a portion of Orissa in 1740, were forced to surrender it to the English in 1803. The soldiers of the East India Company were marched into Orissa at the commencement of the present century, and an engagement was subsequently entered into between the Company and the native chiefs and princes, by which the former bound themselves to perform certain services for the country (as maintaining the river-banks in good repair), while the latter engaged to pay a yearly tribute.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orissa in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Orissa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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