Maharaja definition

mähə-räjə, -zhə
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A king or prince in India ranking above a raja, especially the sovereign of one of the former native states.
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Used as a title for such a king or prince.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of maharaja - maharana, maharajah

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maharaja
Plural:
maharajas

Origin of maharaja

  • Sanskrit mahārājaḥ mahā- great meg- in Indo-European roots rājaḥ king (variant of rājā king reg- in Indo-European roots)

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