Rajput

noun

Raj·​put ˈräj-ˌpu̇t How to pronounce Rajput (audio)
ˈräzh-
variants or Rajpoot
: a member of a dominant military caste of northern India

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu rājpūt, from Sanskrit rājaputra king's son, from rājan king + putra son — more at few

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rajput was in 1598

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“Rajput.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rajput. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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