Definitions for kshatriyaˈkʃæ tri ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Kshat•ri•yaˈkʃæ tri ə(n.)(pl.)-yas.

  1. a member of the Hindu royal and warrior class above the Vaisyas and below the Brahmans.

    Category: Eastern Religions, Indian (India)

    Ref: Compare Shudra.

Origin of Kshatriya:

1775–85; < Skt kṣatriya

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kshatriya(noun)

    a member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste


  1. kshatriya(Noun)

    The second-highest of the four castes or varnas in traditional Indian society: the warrior or military caste. (Plural: kshatriya.)

  2. kshatriya(Noun)

    A member of this caste.

  3. Origin: From क्षत्रिय, from क्षत्र. Related to satrap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kshatriya(noun)

    alt. of Kshatruya


  1. Kshatriya

    Kshatriya, from Kshatra, is one of the four varnas in Hinduism. Traditionally, Kshatriya constitute the ruling and military elite of the Vedic-Hindu social system, as outlined by the Vedas and the Laws of Manu. They were in charge of the protection of the Hindu society by fighting in wartime and governing in peacetime.


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