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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

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 notesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

राजा

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

SanskritEdit

NounEdit

राजा (rājā)

  1. nominative singular of राजन् (rājan)