राजा

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Hindi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Delhi Hindi) IPA(key): /ɾɑː.d͡ʒɑː/, [ɾäː.d͡ʒäː]

Etymology[edit]

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

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Hindi · शतरंज के मोहरे (śatrañj ke mohre) (layout · text)
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राजा (rājā), बादशाह (bādśāh) वज़ीर (vazīr), रानी (rānī), मंत्री (mantrī), बेगम (begam) हाथी (hāthī), कश्ती (kaśtī), रुख़ (rux) ऊँट (ū̃ṭ), फ़ील (fīl) घोड़ा (ghoṛā) प्यादा (pyādā), पैदल (paidal), सिपाही (sipāhī)

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Nepali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rad͡za/, [räd͡zä]

Noun[edit]

राजा (rājā)

  1. king, monarch, sovereign, ruler
  2. (chess) king

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Nepali · बुद्धिचालको गोटीहरू (buddhicālko goṭīharū) (layout · text)
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राजा (rājā) मन्त्री (mantrī) हात्ती (hāttī) उँट (ũṭ) घोडा (ghoḍā) सिपाही (sipāhī)

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

राजा (rājā)

  1. Devanagari script form of rājā, which is inflection of राजन् (rājan, king):
    1. nominative singular
    2. nominative/vocative plural

Sanskrit[edit]

Noun[edit]

राजा (rājā)

  1. nominative singular of राजन् (rājan)