राज

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀭𑀚𑁆𑀚 (rajja), from Sanskrit राज्य (rājya, royalty, kingdom, realm). See also राना (rānā).

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Noun[edit]

राज (rājm (Urdu spelling راج‎)

  1. reign, rule
    अंग्रेज़ों ने मुग़ल राज ख़त्म करवा दिया।
    aṅgrezõ ne muġal rāj xatm karvā diyā.
    The British forced Mughal rule to end.
    ब्रिटिश राजbriṭiś rājBritish Raj
  2. kingdom, medieval state; empire
  3. country, state
    Synonym: देश (deś)
  4. royalty
  5. combining form of राजा (rājā)
    राजपूतrājpūtRajput

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Proper noun[edit]

राज (rājm or f (Urdu spelling راج‎)

  1. A surname, equivalent to the English Raj, from Sanskrit​.

Declension[edit]

NOTE: This term is declined masculine or feminine according to the gender of the referent.


Pali[edit]

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Noun[edit]

राज

  1. Devanagari script form of rāja, which is vocative singular of राजन् (rājan, king)

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From राजन् (rājan).

Noun[edit]

राज (rājam

  1. king
  2. chief
  3. sovereign

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of राज
Nom. sg. राजः (rājaḥ)
Gen. sg. राजस्य (rājasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative राजः (rājaḥ) राजौ (rājau) राजाः (rājāḥ)
Vocative राज (rāja) राजौ (rājau) राजाः (rājāḥ)
Accusative राजम् (rājam) राजौ (rājau) राजान् (rājān)
Instrumental राजेन (rājena) राजाभ्याम् (rājābhyām) राजैः (rājaiḥ)
Dative राजाय (rājāya) राजाभ्याम् (rājābhyām) राजेभ्यः (rājebhyaḥ)
Ablative राजात् (rājāt) राजाभ्याम् (rājābhyām) राजेभ्यः (rājebhyaḥ)
Genitive राजस्य (rājasya) राजयोः (rājayoḥ) राजानाम् (rājānām)
Locative राजे (rāje) राजयोः (rājayoḥ) राजेषु (rājeṣu)

Descendants[edit]

  • Lao: ລາຊາ (lā sā)
  • Malay: raja
  • Thai: ราชา (raa-chaa)