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maharaja

noun ma·ha·ra·ja \ˌmä-hə-ˈrä-jə, -ˈrä-zhə\

Simple Definition of maharaja

  • : a Hindu prince

Full Definition of maharaja

  1. :  a Hindu prince ranking above a raja

Variants of maharaja

or ma·ha·ra·jah play \ˌmä-hə-ˈrä-jə, -ˈrä-zhə\

Origin of maharaja

Hindi & Urdu mahārāja, from Sanskrit, from mahat great + rājan raja; akin to Latin rex king — more at much, royal


First Known Use: 1698


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