The Arabic meaning of Ayah is a miracle and a sign. The Qur'an is considered to be a miracle itself. Each verse or sentence is called an Ayah or a miracle. The plural of Ayah is called Ayat, which means miracles.
A"yah (?), n. [Pg. aia, akin to Sp. aya a governess, ayo a tutor.]
A native nurse for children; also, a lady's maid.
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