noun Etymology: Sanskrit kṣatriya, from kṣatra dominion — more at check Date: 1794 a Hindu of an upper caste traditionally assigned to governing and military occupations

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  • Kshatriya — (Sanskrit, m., क्षत्रिय kṣatriya, Krieger) ist im indischen Kastensystem die Bezeichnung für die Mitglieder des zweiten Standes (Varna), der ursprünglich hauptsächlich aus Kriegern, Fürsten und Königen (Raja) bestand. Ihre Aufgabe war es, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kshatriya — Ksha tri*ya (ksh[.a] tr[ e]*y[.a]), Kshatruya Ksha tru*ya, n. [Skr. kshatriya one belonging to the military caste.] The military caste, the second of the four great Hindu castes; also, a member of that caste. See {Caste}. [India] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kshatriya — ► NOUN ▪ a member of the second highest Hindu caste, that of the military. ORIGIN Sanskrit, rule, authority …   English terms dictionary

  • Kshatriya — [kə shat′rē yə] n. [Sans ḳṣatriya < kṣatra, rule] a member of the military Hindu caste, next below the Brahmans …   English World dictionary

  • Kshatriya — An article related to Hinduism …   Wikipedia

  • Kshatriya — Le kshatriya (kṣatriya, क्षत्रिय, qui a le pouvoir temporel, aussi râjanya) ou kashtriya désigne un membre d une des quatre varna (varṇa, वर्ण, « couleur ») : Rois, Nobles/Seigneurs, Chefs de guerre. Les Kshatriyas sont les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kshatriya — /ksha tree euh/, n. a member of the Hindu royal and warrior class above the Vaisyas and below the Brahmans. Cf. Shudra. [1775 85; < Skt ksatriya] * * * or Ksatriya In Hindu India, the second highest of the four varnas, or social classes,… …   Universalium

  • Kshatriya —    The Kshatriyas are the warrior/kingly class in the ancient fourfold class system of India. They are second in the hierarchy beneath the BRAHMINS. Their duty was to protect and rule. They were always allied with Brahmins in their role as kings… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • kshatriya — noun /ˈkʃat.ɹi.ə/ a) The second highest of the four castes or varnas in traditional Indian society: the warrior or military caste. (Plural: kshatriya.) The kshatriya could only hope to become a monk in his next life, but given the nature of his… …   Wiktionary

  • Kshatriya — n. member of a Kshatriya caste n. Hindu caste which was originally a royal and warrior caste but now days is a caste of administrators or governing and military personnel adj. of or pertaining to a Kshatriya caste …   English contemporary dictionary

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