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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A king or prince in India ranking above a rajah, especially the sovereign of one of the former native states.
  • n. Used as a title for such a king or prince.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of maharaja.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja

Etymologies

Sanskrit mahārājaḥ : mahā-, great; + rājā, king (variant of rājā, king).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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