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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Orissa(noun)

    state in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal


  1. Orissa(ProperNoun)

    State in eastern India which has Bhubaneshwar as its capital.

  2. Origin: 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


  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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