Definition of maharaja in English:

maharaja

Line breaks: maha|raja
Pronunciation: /ˌmɑː(h)əˈrɑːdʒə
 
, ˌməhɑː-/
(also maharajah)

noun

historical
  • An Indian prince: the maharaja was wearing a djibba [as title]: the Maharaja of Mysore
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    • I met maharajahs and sultans and all kinds of Asian nobles.
    • Once the maharajas saw their lands merge with the Indian state, the traditional costumes were either packed away in trunks, donated to museums, sold to private collectors or left to decay.
    • A few older buildings in sight, such as the palace of the maharajas, respect the ancient unwritten law that no building should be higher than one of Kerala's millions of coconut palms.

Origin

from Hindi mahārājā, from Sanskrit mahā 'great' + rājan 'raja, king'.

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