maharajah

or ma·ha·ra·ja

[ mah-huh-rah-juh, -zhuh ]
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noun
  1. (formerly) a ruling prince in India, especially of one of the major states.

Origin of maharajah

1
1690–1700; <Hindi mahārājā great king, equivalent to mahā- great + rājārajah

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maharajah

maharaja

/ (ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːdʒə) /


noun
  1. any of various Indian princes, esp any of the rulers of the former native states

Origin of maharajah

1
C17: Hindi, from mahā great + rajah

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