Maharadscha

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

19th century, from English maharaja, from Hindi महाराजा (mahārājā), from Sanskrit महाराज (mahārāja).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmahaˈʁaːdʒa/ (prescriptive standard; very rare)
  • IPA(key): /ˌmahaˈʁadʒa/ (somewhat more common)
  • IPA(key): /ˌmahaˈʁatʃa/ (usual)
  • IPA(key): /ˌmaːˈʁatʃa/ (casual contraction)
  • While most northern and central German speakers as well as some southern speakers do distinguish /dʒ/ from /tʃ/, it is the unusual position after a short vowel that makes the /tʃ/-form more common in this particular word. (As indicated, the prescribed long vowel is very unusual in practice.)

Noun[edit]

Maharadscha m (genitive Maharadschas or Maharadscha, plural Maharadschas or Maharadscha)

  1. maharaja (Indian ruler)