Kshatriya meaning

kə-shătrē-ə, -chăt-
A member of the second highest of the four castes of traditional Indian society, responsible for upholding justice and social harmony, and including people in governing and military positions.
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A member of the military Hindu caste, next below the Brahmans.
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Of or relating to the caste of Kshatriyas.
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The second-highest of the four castes or varnas in traditional Indian society: the warrior or military caste.
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A member of this caste.
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Origin of kshatriya

  • Sanskrit kṭatriyaḥ from kṭatram rule, power

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi क्षत्रिय (kṣatriya, “protector of gentle people”), from Sanskrit क्षत्र (kṣatrá, “rule, dominion, authority”). Akin to satrap.

    From Wiktionary