Origin of rajah
Examples from the Web for rajah
“It will frighten the rest, who will soon come to terms, and agree to pay any tribute I may demand,” observed the rajah.The Young Rajah|W.H.G. Kingston
The latter was dressed in strict racing costume, and had at the last races at Cawnpore won two or three cups for the Rajah.Rujub, the Juggler|G. A. Henty
This great fish you speak of is not a fish at all, but the Rajah of a far country.Wonder Tales from Many Lands|Katharine Pyle
He waged war against the Gandhari of the hills for three years, and was slain in battle by their rajah.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
This rajah is able on occasion to raise 12,000 good horse, and holds many fair towns and goodly cities.
Word Origin for rajah
also raja, "king or prince in India," 1550s, from Hindi, from Sanskrit rajan "king," related to raj "kingdom, kingship," rajati "he rules," and cognate with Latin rex, Old Irish rig "king" (see regal). Related: Rajput, "member of the ruling caste in northern India" (1590s), from Sanskrit rajaputrah "prince," literally "king's son," from putrah "son, boy" (cf. puerile).