- a member of a Hindu people claiming descent from the ancient Kshatriya, or warrior caste, and noted for their military spirit.
Origin of Rajput
< Hindi, equivalent to Sanskrit rāj king (see raj) + putra son
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The goddess then began to relate her position to the Rajput.Vikram and the Vampire
Richard F. Burton
With that same gun he shot Jeimal the Rajput at the siege of Chitor.
He joined in the Brahmanical worship and sacrifices of his Rajput queens.
There could be no mistake about the Rajput origin of the red-skinned Gadur.The Gates of India
The chief, whose title is maharaja, is a Rajput of the Rathor clan.
- Hinduism one of a Hindu military caste claiming descent from the Kshatriya, the original warrior caste
C16: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājan king; see raj