राजा

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit राजन् (rājan), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hrā́ĵs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (ruler, king). Doublet of राय (rāy), राणा (rāṇā), राना (rānā).

Noun[edit]

राजा (rājām (Urdu spelling راجا)

  1. king, monarch, sovereign, ruler
    यथा राजा तथा प्रजा।
    yathā rājā tathā prajā.
    As is the king, so are his subjects.
  2. (chess or cards) king

Usage notes[edit]

  • In compound words, राजा (rājā) takes the form of the prefix राज- (rāj-) or the suffix -राज (-rāj).

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Hindi · शतरंज के मोहरे (śatrañj ke mohre) (layout · text)
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राजा (rājā) वज़ीर (vazīr) हाथी (hāthī) ऊँट (ū̃ṭ) घोड़ा (ghoṛā) प्यादा (pyādā)

References[edit]

  • Platts, John T. (1884), “राजा”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co.

Pali[edit]

Noun[edit]

राजा m

  1. Devanagari script form of rājā

Sanskrit[edit]

Noun[edit]

राजा (rājā)

  1. nominative singular of राजन् (rājan)