[ ksha-tree-uh ]
/ ˈkʃæ tri ə /
a member of the Hindu royal and warrior class above the Vaisyas and below the Brahmans.
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Origin of Kshatriya
First recorded in 1775–85, Kshatriya is from the Sanskrit word kṣatriya
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British Dictionary definitions for Kshatriya
/ (ˈkʃætrɪə) /
a member of the second of the four main Hindu castes, the warrior caste
Word Origin for Kshatriya
C18: from Sanskrit, from kshatra rule
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