maharajah or maharaja

maharajah or maharaja
ma|ha|ra|jah or ma|ha|ra|ja [ ,mahə`radʒə ] noun count
an Indian prince, especially in the past

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • maharajah — or maharaja [mä΄hə rä′jə] n. [Sans mahārājā < mahā, great (see MAGNI ) + rājā, king: see REGAL] Historical in India, a prince, specif. one who ruled any of the chief native states …   English World dictionary

  • maharajah — also maharaja, 1690s, from Hindi, great king, from Skt. maha great (from PIE root *meg great; see MAGNATE (Cf. magnate)) + rajan king (see RAJAH (Cf. rajah)). The fem. equivalent is maharani (1855) …   Etymology dictionary

  • maharaja — ▪ Hindu title also spelled  Maharajah,  Sanskrit  Mahārāja         (from mahat, “great,” and rājan, “king”), an administrative rank in India; generally speaking, a Hindu prince ranking above a raja. Used historically, maharaja refers specifically …   Universalium

  • maharajah — ou maharadja [ ma(a)radʒa ] n. m. • déb. XIXe; marraja 1758; mot hindoustani, du sanskr. mahâ « grand » et râjah « roi » ♦ Prince hindou. ⇒ rajah. Des maharajahs, des maharadjas. Le maharajah et la maharani. mahara(d)jah …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Maharajah and the Sepoys — a b c d e f g h …   Wikipedia

  • maharaja — maharajah UK [ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːdʒə] / US [ˌmɑhəˈrɑdʒə] or maharaja UK / US noun [countable] Word forms maharajah : singular maharajah plural maharajahs an Indian prince, especially in the past …   English dictionary

  • maharajah — maharaja maharaja, maharajah ma*ha*ra jah, n. [Skr. mah[=a]r[=a]ja; mahat great + r[=a]ja king.] A sovereign prince in India; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja; a title given also to other persons of high rank. [1913 Webster +… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maharajah Sir Goday Narayana Gajapthi Rao — Maharajah Sir Goday Narayana Gajapathi Rao garu belonged to one of the ancient and highly respected families in Southern India. Goday family is known to be one of the most influential ancient families[citation needed] Goday Akkamma garu, Goday… …   Wikipedia

  • maharajah — UK [ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːdʒə] / US [ˌmɑhəˈrɑdʒə] or maharaja UK / US noun [countable] Word forms maharajah : singular maharajah plural maharajahs an Indian prince, especially in the past …   English dictionary

  • maharaja — maharaja, maharajah ma*ha*ra jah, n. [Skr. mah[=a]r[=a]ja; mahat great + r[=a]ja king.] A sovereign prince in India; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja; a title given also to other persons of high rank. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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