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Kshatriya

[ksha-tree-uh]
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noun
  1. 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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Kshatriya

noun
  1. a member of the second of the four main Hindu castes, the warrior caste
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Word Origin

C18: from Sanskrit, from kshatra rule
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