Kshatriya

[ ksha-tree-uh ]
/ ˈkʃæ tri ə /

noun

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

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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