क्षत्रिय

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kṣatriya, protector of gentle people), derived from Sanskrit क्षत्र (kṣatra, rule, dominion, authority). Cognate with Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐎠𐎹𐎰𐎡𐎹 (xšāyaθiya, emperor), from which is derived Modern Persian شاه (šâh).

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Noun[edit]

क्षत्रिय (kṣatriyam , feminine क्षत्रियण (kṣatriyaņ)

  1. The second-highest of the four castes or varnas in traditional Indian society: the warrior or military caste.
  2. A member of this caste.

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from क्षत्र (kṣatra, rule, dominion, authority). Cognate with Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐎠𐎹𐎰𐎡𐎹 (xšāyaθiya, emperor), from which is derived Modern Persian شاه (šâh).

Adjective[edit]

क्षत्रिय (kṣatriya)

  1. being a member of the Kshatriya caste
  2. governing, endowed with sovereignty

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

क्षत्रिय (kṣatriyam

  1. Kshatriya, the second highest of the four castes in traditional Indian society, consisting of kings, soldiers etc.
  2. a member of this caste
  3. red horse

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