maharaja


ma·ha·ra·ja

noun \ˌmä-hə-ˈrä-jə, -ˈrä-zhə\

: a Hindu prince

Full Definition of MAHARAJA

:  a Hindu prince ranking above a raja

Variants of MAHARAJA

ma·ha·ra·ja or ma·ha·ra·jah \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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