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EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit राज(rāja, king; sovereign) or Pali rāja(king; sovereign); probably via Old Khmer rāja(king; sovereign). Compare Old Khmer rājja, rāca; Angkorian Old Khmer raja; Modern Khmer រាជ(réach).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic ราช
r ā d͡ʑ
Phonemic ราด
r ā ɗ
[bound form]
ราด-ชะ-
r ā ɗ – d͡ʑ a –
Paiboon râat râat-chá-
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /räːt̚˥˩/ /räːt̚˥˩.t͡ɕʰä(ʔ)˦˥./
Homophones

AdjectiveEdit

ราช ‎(râat)

  1. royal.
    ราชโองการ  ―  râat-chá oong-gaan  ―  Royal command
    ราชรถ  ―  râat-chá rót  ―  Royal chariot
    ราชสมบัติ  ―  râat-chá sǒm-bàt  ―  Kingship ― (literally) Royal property
    ราชวงศ์ญี่ปุ่น  ―  râat-chá wong yîi-bpùn  ―  Imperial house of Japan

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NounEdit

ราช ‎(râat)

  1. king: male monarch or sovereign.
    นาคราช  ―  nâak-ká râat  ―  King of serpents
    มหาราช  ―  má-hǎa râat  ―  High king
  2. chief, head, leader, or superior, especially male one.
    สังฆราช  ―  sǎng-ká râat  ―  High priest; patriarch ― (literally) Chief of monastic order

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