maharaja

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

Definition of maharaja

  1. :  a Hindu prince ranking above a raja

Variants of maharaja

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maharajah

Origin and Etymology 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


MAHARAJA Defined for English Language Learners

maharaja

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

Definition of maharaja for English Language Learners

  • : a Hindu prince


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