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maharajah (n.)

also maharaja, a title born by some Indian princes who ruled extensive realms, 1690s, from Hindi, "great king," from Sanskrit maha "great" (from PIE root *meg- "great") + rajan "king" (see rajah). The fem. equivalent is maharani (1855).

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Definitions of maharajah

maharajah (n.)
a great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja;
Synonyms: maharaja
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