Kshatriya

[ ksha-tree-uh ]
/ ˈkʃæ tri ə /

noun

a member of the Hindu royal and warrior class above the Vaisyas and below the Brahmans.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Compare Shudra.

Origin of Kshatriya

First recorded in 1775–85, Kshatriya is from the Sanskrit word kṣatriya

Words nearby Kshatriya

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for Kshatriya

Kshatriya
/ (ˈkʃætrɪə) /

noun

a member of the second of the four main Hindu castes, the warrior caste

Word Origin for Kshatriya

C18: from Sanskrit, from kshatra rule
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012