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RI or Ri may refer to:

  • RI, the postal abbreviation for Rhode Island, a US state
  • Ri, a common Korean surname
  • Ri (administrative division), an administrative unit in both North Korea and South Korea
  • Ri (kana), a Romanization of the Japanese kana り and リ
  • Ri, Orne, a commune of the Orne département, in France
  • Rí, the ancient Gaelic word meaning King
  • Raffles Institution, a school in Singapore
  • Referential integrity, a database concept
  • Refugees International, an international humanitarian organization
  • Rehabilitation International, an international disability rights organization
  • Arterial resistivity index
  • Rex Imperator or Regina Imperatrix, a suffix used by British monarchs as Emperors of India
  • Ring Indicator, a signal in the RS232 serial communications standard
  • Rotary International
  • Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, a society in the Federation of British Artists
  • Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad's reporting mark
  • Mandala Airlines's IATA airline designator
  • Rhombicosahedron's Bowers acronym
  • Refractive index of an optical medium (in physics/optics) is a number that describes how light propagates through that medium
  • Ri, an augmented second in Solfege
  • Ri, a representation of the second Swara in Indian classical music
  • Ri, a proposed gender-neutral pronoun for Gender reform in Esperanto
  • Republic of Indonesia, or, in Indonesian language, "Republik Indonesia"
  • Ri, a unit of measurement in Japan and Korea
  • Russia Insider, a news website
Ri (kana)

, in hiragana, or in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represent one mora. Both are written with two strokes and both represent the sound . Both originate from the character 利. The Ainu language uses a small katakana ㇼ to represent a final r sound after an i sound (イㇼ ir).





Normal r-
(ら行 ra-gyō)



りい, りぃ

リイ, リィ

Addition yōon ry-
(りゃ行 rya-gyō)




ryā, ryah












ryō, ryoh



Other additional forms

Form (ry-)



















, or very commonly ríg ( genitive), is an ancient Gaelic word meaning " king". It is used in historical texts referring to the Irish and Scottish kings, and those of similar rank. While the Modern Irish word is exactly the same, in modern Scottish Gaelic it is rìgh, apparently derived from the genitive. Cognates include Gaulish Rix, Latin rex/regis, Sanskrit raja, and German Reich.

Ri (administrative division)

A ri or village is an administrative unit in both North Korea and South Korea similar to the unit of Village.

Ri (cuneiform)

The cuneiform Ri sign, or Re, is found in both the 14th century BC Amarna letters and the Epic of Gilgamesh; it is in the top 25 most used cuneiform signs (Buccellati, 1979) for ri, or re, but has other syllabic or alphabetic uses, as well as the sumerogram usage for RI (Epic of Gilgamesh).

The ri (cuneiform) sign has the following uses in the Epic of Gilgamesh:

dal re ri tal ṭal RI ( sumerogram usage)

The specific usage numbers for the sign's meaning in the Epic is as follows: dal-(4), re-(56), ri-(372), tal-(70), ṭal-(2), RI-(1).

In the Amarna letters, ri also has a special usage when coupled with the naming of the Pharaoh, as "LUGAL-Ri". Lugal is the sumerogram translated in the Akkadian language to 'King', Sarru. Thus in the Amarna letters, Lugal is used as a stand-alone, but sometimes supplemented with Ri, and specifically used as sumerogram SÀR (an equivalent sumerogram to mean LUGAL) to be combined with RI to make sarru for king. ('The King', as an appellation is sometimes created by adding ma (cuneiform), suffix to the end of a name (Lugal-ma.)

Usage examples of "ri".

Bade, ne comprenant rien a votre reserve et se disant que vous etiez un amant bien compasse, bien froid, ce que vous appelez, je crois, un amoureux transi.

Je ne puis pas payer ma dette, et je ne veux plus rien demander a ton pere que je ruinerais.

Et aussi, je dois te le confesser, puisque je ne te cache rien, certaines railleries qui, adressees a de la Vigne, me parurent passer par-dessus la tete de celui-ci pour frapper sur moi.

Il faut me pardonner, quand je vous vois, je perds la tete et ne pense plus a rien.

Il est bien probable que de petits faunes ignorants et rustiques, se sachant rien de la bonne nouvelle, epierent entre les branches Onoflette et Longis, et, les prenant pour un chevrier et pour une bergere, jouerent innocemment du pipeau sur leur passage.

Et cependant, malgré cet art et cette industrie nous ne faisons souvent rien qui vaille.

Apres quelques instants de contemplation silencieuse, Roger se tourna vers elle: --Est-il rien de plus doux, dit-il, que de laisser les yeux et la pensee se perdre dans ces profondeurs sombres?

Le More et le Canard de Vaucanson, vous n'auriez rien que fit ressouvenir de la gloire de la France,' all right?

Conseil, il ne les auroit pas acceptees, l'honneur de la Compagnie luy estant d'autant plus considerable, qu'en estant le chef, il n'auroit rien voulu souffrir qui peust estre contraire a sa dignite.

She came back after a few minutes and wrote the following six lines: 'Sans rien oter au plaisir amoureux, L'objet de ton larcin sert a combier nos voeux.

Corporal Doyle squawked when Top Myer told him Gunny Thatcher had arranged for him to operate the controls of the Tweed Hull Breacher if they had to conduct a hostile boarding of the Marquis de Rien.

Once the Khe Sanh closed the distance to the Marquis de Rien, it would take about forty-five minutes to move the hull breacher into position on the hull of the other ship.

Elles ne valent rien, elles sont faites d’un cote, d’un os courbe, d’une dissimulation rentree.

Rien ne peut 1’egayer, ni gibier, ni faucon, Ni son peuple mourant en face du balcon.