Rajpoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rajpoot a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rajpoot A Hindoo of the second, or royal and military, caste; a Kshatriya; especially, an inhabitant of the country of Rajpootana, in northern central India.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rajpoot (räj-poot′) a member of various tribes in India, descended either from the old royal races of the Hindus or from the warrior caste
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. rāj-pūt, Skr. rāja-putra, king's son
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. rājan, a king, cog. with L. rex; Sans. putra, a son.

Usage

In literature:

One world have liked to see Murat matched against the sabre of a wily Rajpoot!
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
The only Jemadar I felt I could thoroughly trust, was my first one at Parewah, an old Rajpoot, called Kassee Rai.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
Hence the practice, among the Rajpoots and adjacent peoples, of destroying the female infants, to avoid it.
"An Essence Of The Dusk, 5th Edition" by F. W. Bain
The Rajpoot and his house shall be rendered alive to thee.
"Hindu Literature" by Epiphanius Wilson
They pretend to be of Rajpoot caste, and inveigle away girls from their parents, to be united in marriage to Rajpoots in Oude.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
We are of the Rajpoot tribes called Ranas.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
All Rajpoots are sons of Kings: and Aranyani herself a Rajpootni.
"Bubbles of the Foam" by Unknown
The Rajpoots fear us, and even the Pindaries would not dare carry their raids into our country.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
For where a Rajpoot dieth, the Rajpoot widows burn.
"Indian Poetry" by Edwin Arnold
Drove to Amber, the ancient city of the Rajpoots, now almost uninhabited, except by Fakirs.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
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In poetry:

Udai Chand lay sick to death
In his hold by Gungra hill.
All night we heard the death-gongs ring
For the soul of the dying Rajpoot King,
All night beat up from the women's wing
A cry that we could not still.
"The Last Suttee" by Rudyard Kipling
"But I have felt the fire's breath,
And hard it is to die!
Yet if I may pray a Rajpoot lord
To sully the steel of a Thakur's sword
With base-born blood of a trade abhorred," —
And the Thakur answered, "Ay."
"The Last Suttee" by Rudyard Kipling
He drew and struck: the straight blade drank
The life beneath the breast.
"I had looked for the Queen to face the flame,
But the harlot dies for the Rajpoot dame —
Sister of mine, pass, free from shame,
Pass with thy King to rest!"
"The Last Suttee" by Rudyard Kipling