Ksha·​tri·​ya ˈksha-trē-ə How to pronounce Kshatriya (audio) ˈcha- How to pronounce Kshatriya (audio)
: a Hindu of an upper caste traditionally assigned to governing and military occupations

Word History


Sanskrit kṣatriya, from kṣatra dominion — more at check

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kshatriya was in 1794

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“Kshatriya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kshatriya. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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