Definitions for kshatriyaˈkʃæ tri ə

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word kshatriya

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kshatriya(noun)

    a member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.


Translations for kshatriya

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for kshatriya »

Translation

Find a translation for the kshatriya definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these kshatriya definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"kshatriya." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/kshatriya>.

Are we missing a good definition for kshatriya? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for kshatriya:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.