rajah

Definitions

  • "RAJAH'S" ATTACK UPON BONAVITA IN THE RUNWAY
    "RAJAH'S" ATTACK UPON BONAVITA IN THE RUNWAY
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rajah a prince or king in India
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE TIGER "RAJAH" KICKED BY THE QUAGGA THE TIGER "RAJAH" KICKED BY THE QUAGGA
PUTTING THE TIGER "RAJAH" AGAIN UPON THE ELEPHANT'S BACK PUTTING THE TIGER "RAJAH" AGAIN UPON THE ELEPHANT'S BACK

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rajah rä"jä or rā"jȧ A native prince or king; also, a landholder or person of importance in the agricultural districts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rajah rä′ja a native prince or king in Hindustan
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. rājā, Skr. rājan, akin to L. rex, regis,. See Regal (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. rājan, a king, cog. with L. rex; Sans. putra, a son.

Usage

In literature:

Chunda Sahib sent 10,000 men, including 150 French soldiers, under his son, Rajah Sahib, to recover Arcot.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
The rajah was then twenty-seven years of age.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
On the rajah refusing to deliver them up, the vessels opened their fire and burnt the villages.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
In this vessel was the Rajah's favorite Queen, who, together with her attendants, was set upon a pilgrimage to Mecca.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
Appa Sahib, the Rajah of Nagpore, meanwhile had made common cause with Baji Rao.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
These islands have their own Rajahs and laws, but are narrowly watched and kept in check by their neighbours, the Dutch.
"Trade and Travel in the Far East" by G. F. Davidson
My attention was soon attracted by a magnificent tomb, and upon examining the inscription, it proved to be a rajah's.
"Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales" by W. B. Cramp
It is rented by the Rajah of Ahbad.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
There he was the guest of a rajah, that is, a sort of king.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Then the rajah had all his war-boats got ready to join the English force.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
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In poetry:

Now wendeth a procession, mournful, slow,
Sharp-lined athwart the sun that sets in red;
Upon the pyre they lay the Rajah low,
Impassive, mute - this is his final bed.
"The Burning-Ghauts at Benares" by Clark Ashton Smith
The Rajah of Dacca rode under the wall;
He set in his bosom a dove of flight—
`If she return, be sure that I fall."
Dove—dove—oh, homing dove!
Pressed to his heart in the thick of the fight.
"The Dove of Dacca" by Rudyard Kipling
The Rajah of Dacca rode far and fleet,
Followed as fast as a horse could fly,
He came and the palace was black at his feet;
And the dove—the dove—the homing dove,
Circled alone in the stainless sky.
"The Dove of Dacca" by Rudyard Kipling
The freed dove flew to the Rajah's tower—
Fled from the slaughter of Moslem kings—
And the thorns have covered the city of Gaur.
Dove—dove—oh, homing dove!
Little white traitor, with woe on thy wings!
"The Dove of Dacca" by Rudyard Kipling
Then the Birthday Honours came. Sad to state and sad to see,
Stood against the Rajah's name nothing more than C.I.E.!. . .
Things were lively for a week in the State of Kolazai,
Even now the people speak of that time regretfully.
"The Legend of the Foreign Office" by Rudyard Kipling
Strange departures made he then — yea, Departments stranger still:
Half a dozen Englishmen helped the Rajah with a will,
Talked of noble aims and high, hinted of a future fine
For the State of Kolazai, on a strictly Western line.
"The Legend of the Foreign Office" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Rajah Bose for The New York Times.
But when it comes to the teeming world of baseball superstitions , Rhomberg was Rogers Hornsby, Willie Mays and Babe Ruth rolled into one — the Rajah of Rituals, the Say Hex Kid, the Sultan of Spells.
0KHQA's Rajah Maples sat down with some area residents who lived through the Great Depression for some advice on how to make it when times are tight.
HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. Two of the most artistic temperaments in Henderson in 1912 teamed up to create a light comic opera called "The Rajah of Rum Tum" at the Park Theater.
South African designer, Gavin Rajah talks to CNN about the fashion of Ostrich feathers .
Rajah is among hundreds of pets available for adoption at the AAC.
From left, Aaron Dennis, Joshua Denton, Shawn Bloomfield and Brianna Tornes smoke flavored tobacco using hookahs at Rajah's Den Hookah Lounge at 122 Front St in Marietta.
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