Raj, Rāj: 5 definitions
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Rāj (राज्).—1 U. (rājati-te, rājita)
1) (a) To shine, glitter, appear splendid or beautiful, be eminent; रेजे ग्रहमयीव सा (reje grahamayīva sā) Bh.1.17; तस्याः प्रविष्टा नतनाभिरन्ध्रं रराज तन्वी नवलोमराजिः (tasyāḥ praviṣṭā natanābhirandhraṃ rarāja tanvī navalomarājiḥ) Ku.1.38; राजन् राजति वीरवैरिवनितावैधव्यदस्ते भुजः (rājan rājati vīravairivanitāvaidhavyadaste bhujaḥ) K.P.1; R.3.7; Ki.4.24;11.6. (b) To appear or look (like), shine (like); तोयान्तर्भास्करालीव रेजे मुनिपरंपरा (toyāntarbhāskarālīva reje muniparaṃparā) Ku. 6.49.
2) To rule, govern.
3) To direct, regulate.
4) To be the first or chief, be at the head. -Caus. (rājayati-te) To cause to shine, illuminate, brighten.
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-rājaḥ 1 A king, chief, prince.
2) Anything best of its kind; सोऽम्बुजो हरिणाध्मातः सर्वप्राणेन शङ्खराट् (so'mbujo hariṇādhmātaḥ sarvaprāṇena śaṅkharāṭ) Rām.7.7.1; (adjective also in this sense).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Rāj (राज्).—[(ṛ,) rājṛ] r. 1st cl. (rājati-te or irregularly rejate) To shine: With nir prefixed, To overcome, to subdue. Caus. (rājayati-te) With nisa 1. To adorn, to illuminate. 2. To wave light before an idol or a king, (as an act of worship.)
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Rāj (राज्).—m. (-rāṭ) A king, a monarch or prince. E. rāj to shine, aff. kvip .
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+724): Raja, Raja Yoga, Raja-anka, Raja-arghika, Raja-ashraya, Raja-bhandara, Raja-bhavya-sarva-pratyaya-sameta, Raja-datti, Raja-grahya-samasta-pratyaya-samanvita, Raja-hundika, Raja-lipikara, Raja-mangaliyaka, Raja-pam, Raja-pandita, Raja-parameshvara, Raja-patika, Raja-patti, Raja-pradeya, Raja-putraka, Raja-rajapurushair.
Ends with (+53): Abhiraj, Adhiraj, Adriraj, Angaraj, Antrasraj, Anuvraj, Aranyaraj, Asurendraj, Ativraj, Bhadraviraj, Bhogiraj, Bhraj, Bhringaraj, Bhutaraj, Braj, Cediraj, Chediraj, Devaraj, Dharmaraj, Dhraj.
Full-text (+2022): Rajati, Manuraj, Nakraraj, Kururaj, Yamaraj, Kraturaj, Adhiraj, Sarajjati, Avilupta, Prakshapana, Virajeti, Durjara, Udrecaka, Avigita, Avigana, Neyadhi, Aramudi, Rajavarttika, Catalika, Dranga.
Search found 18 books and stories containing Raj, Rāj; (plurals include: Rajs, Rājs). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Parables of Rama (by Swami Rama Tirtha)
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruvaiyaru < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Tirukkalar < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 7 - On shewing the departed ones < [Book 2]
A Short history of Lanka (by Humphry William Codrington)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)