[mə'rα:tə, -'ratə]
(also Mahratta)
noun a member of the princely and military castes of the former Hindu kingdom of Maharashtra in central India.
via Hindi from Sanskrit Mahārāṛṭra 'great kingdom'.

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  • Maratha — state in southwestern India, also in reference to the Scytho Dravidian race living there, 1763 (Mharatta), from Marathi Maratha, corresponding to Skt. Maharastrah, lit. great country, from maha great (from PIE root *meg great; see MAGNATE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Maratha — [mə rä′tə] n. [Marathi Maraṭhā < Sans Mahārāṣṭra, lit., great country < mahā , great (see MAGNI ) + rāṣṭra, kingdom < rāj, to rule: see RAJAH] a member of a people of Maharashtra state in W India …   English World dictionary

  • MARATHA — Arcadiae vicus. Pausan. l. 8. Ofrhoenae urbs. Liber Notitiar …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Maratha — This article is about the specific Maratha caste . For the wider group of Marathi speakers, see Marathi people. A Maratha Family from Bombay (Mumbai), 1880 s The Maratha (Marathi: मराठा …   Wikipedia

  • Maratha — /meuh rah teuh/, n. a member of a Hindu people inhabiting central and western India. Also, Mahratta. * * * ▪ people also spelled  Mahrattā, or Mahrattī,         a major people of India, famed in history as yeoman warriors and champions of… …   Universalium

  • Maratha — Indien zur Zeit von Robert Clive um 1760. Staatsgebilde und Einflussgebiet der Marathen sind gelb dargestellt. Maratha, das Reich der Marathen, (marathi मराठा साम्राज्य Marāṭhā Sāmrājya Maratha Samrajya) war ein Staat in Zentralindien… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Maratha — Mahratta Mah*rat ta, n. [Hind. Marhat[=a], Marh[=a]tt[=a], the name of a famous Hindoo race, from the old Skr. name Mah[=a] r[=a]shtra.] One of a numerous people inhabiting the southwestern part of India. Also, the language of the Mahrattas;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maratha — also Mahratta noun Etymology: Marathi Marāṭhā & Hindi Marhaṭṭā, from Sanskrit Mahārāṣṭra Maharashtra Date: 1748 a member of a people of the south central part of the subcontinent of India …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Maratha — n. (also Mahratta) a member of a warrior people native to the modern Indian State of Maharashtra. Etymology: Hindi Marhatta f. Skr. Maharashtra great kingdom * * * Maratha var. Mahratta …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marâtha — Empire marathe Cet article fait partie de la série Histoire de l Inde Périodes Inde ancienne Sultanat de Delhi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Maratha — noun a) A member of a Hindu people from Maharashtra b) The language of this people …   Wiktionary

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