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The Orya (literally meaning "The pork") is a Greek comedy written by Epicharmus in 500 BC, mentioned by Hesychius.[1]

Hebrew name[edit]

The name "Orya" is also an uncommon Hebrew name that derives from the roots or ("light, illumination") and 'ya' ("God, deity"), meaning "the light of God." It occurs in the early parts of Genesis as an abstract describing the authority of Yahweh vis-à-vis His creation of the world. "Orya" is in the same tradition of "Theodore" and "Theodora" when it comes to first names that refer to the relationship between the person holding the name and God.


  1. ^ The boastful chef: the discourse of food in ancient Greek comedy by John Wilkins (2001), p. 20 ISBN 0-19-924068-X