rājan

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See also: rajan, Rajan, and ráján

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit राजन् (rājan).

Noun[edit]

rājan m

  1. king, ruler
    • (Can we date this quote?) Tripiṭaka:
      Bhūtapubbaṃ, ambaṭṭha, rājā okkāko yā sā mahesī piyā manāpā, tassā puttassa rajjaṃ pariṇāmetukāmo jeṭṭhakumāre raṭṭhasmā pabbājesi – okkāmukhaṃ karakaṇḍaṃ hatthinikaṃ sinisūraṃ .
      At one time King Okkaka, to whom his queen was dear and beloved, wishing to transfer the kingdom to her son, banished his elder brothers from the kingdom – Okkamukha, Karandu, Hatthiniya and Sinipura.

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Usage notes[edit]

In compounds, behaves as though it were an a-stem rāja.

The vocative is normally preceded by mahā ("great").

References[edit]

  • rājan in Pali Text Society (1921–1925), Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead. (licensed under CC-BY-NC)