Kshatriya

[ ksha-tree-uh ]
/ ˈkʃæ tri ə /

noun

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

Origin of Kshatriya

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