history the title of the ruler of the former native state of Baroda in India

Word Origin for Gaekwar

C19: from Marathi Gaekvād, literally: Guardian of the Cows, from Sanskrit gauh cow + -vad guardian
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Examples from the Web for gaekwar

Historical Examples of gaekwar

  • The Maharaja of Gaekwar has introduced it in his territories.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • "The Gaekwar of Baroda," announced the woman, pointing to the card on the inside of the lid.

    Caravans By Night

    Harry Hervey

  • Finally, it was decided to visit Baroda, the capital of a State where the Gaekwar had recently been deposed for his crimes.

    The Life of King Edward VII

    J. Castell Hopkins

  • Previously the Gaekwar's standing had been recognized by a royal salute of 21 guns, and seven of these were cut off.

  • A much better appearance was offered by the Gaekwar's subjects than by the natives seen in Bombay.