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Definitions for maharajah
ˌmɑ həˈrɑ dʒə, -ʒəma·hara·jah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maharaja, maharajahnoun

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


  1. maharajahnoun

    A king or sovereign prince who ruled over one of the former monarchial states making up modern India.

  2. Etymology: From Hindustani महा राजा / (mahā rājā), from


  1. Maharajah

    Mahārāja ( MAH-hə-RAH-jə; also spelled Maharajah, or Maharaj) is a Sanskrit title for a "great ruler", "great king" or "high king".A few ruled states informally called empires, including ruler raja Sri Gupta, founder of the ancient Indian Gupta Empire, and Chandragupta Maurya. 'Title inflation' soon led to most being rather mediocre or even petty in real power, which led to compound titles (among other efforts) being used in an attempt to distinguish some among their ranks. The female equivalent, Maharani (or Maharanee, Mahārājñī, Maharajin), denotes either the wife of a Maharaja (or Maharana etc.) or also, in states where it was customary, a woman ruling without a husband. The widow of a Maharaja is known as a Rajmata, "queen mother". Maharajakumar generally denotes a son of a Maharaja, but more specific titulatures are often used at each court, including Yuvaraja for the heir (the crown prince). The form "Maharaj" (without "-a") indicates a separation of noble and religious offices, although since in Hindi the suffix -a is silent, the two titles are near homophones.


  1. maharajah

    A maharajah is a ruling king or prince in India or the East Indies, especially one who ruled a particular region or territory under the British Empire. The term originates from the Sanskrit words "maha," meaning great, and "raja," meaning king. It is a title of great honor and refers to royal prominence and sovereignty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maharajahnoun

    a sovereign prince in India; -- a title given also to other persons of high rank

  2. Etymology: [Skr. mahrja; mahat great + rja king.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maharajah

    ma-ha-rä′jä, n. the title given to a great Indian prince:—fem. Mahara′ni, Mahara′nee. [Sans. mahā, great, rāja, prince or king.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maharajah in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maharajah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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