Definition of maharaja noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also maharajah) noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːdʒə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːdʒə//
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an Indian prince, especially one who ruled over one of the states of India in the past The grand estate had once been the home of a Maharaja. Word Originfrom Hindi mahārājā, from Sanskrit mahā ‘great’ + rājan ‘raja’.
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