Kshatriya

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Kshatriya a member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kshatriya The military caste, the second of the four great Hindu castes; also, a member of that caste. See Caste.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Kshatriya The second or military caste in the social system of the Brahmanic Hindus, the special duties of the members of which are bravery, generosity, rectitude, and honorable conduct generally.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kshatriya kshat′ri-ya the second or military caste among the Brahmanic Hindus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. kshatriya, one belonging to the military caste

Usage

In literature:

The kings and princes were on their way to becoming the caste of Kshatriyas or warriors.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
Prabhu means lord, and this caste descends from the Kshatriyas.
"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan" by Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Father and Mother were Bengalis, of the KSHATRIYA caste.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The Brahmana's sight is without compare, and the Kshatriya's might also is unparalleled.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Surely, this forebodes a great destruction of Kshatriyas in battle.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4" by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
The Kshatriyas attain the celestial regions by protecting and chastising the subjects, uninfluenced by lust, malice, avarice and anger.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Where be my Kshatriya warriors?
"Hindu Literature" by Epiphanius Wilson
Then, O monarch, were born many Kshatriyas of greater energy, boys and girls, so that the Kshatriya race, might thrive.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
A Kshatriya slayeth a Kshatriya; fishes live on fish; a dog preyeth upon a dog!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The latter is probably a corruption of Kshatriya.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Thou must be an audacious boy, a scion of the vile Kshatriya race.
"Tales from the Hindu Dramatists" by R. N. Dutta
But these have probably been adopted in imitation of their Kshatriya overlords.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Krishna was one of these Kshatriyas.
"Hindu Gods And Heroes" by Lionel D. Barnett
But Issa, disregarding their words, remained with the Sudras, preaching against the Brahmins and the Kshatriyas.
"The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" by Nicolas Notovitch
He rushed to their assistance as a Kshatriya bound to succour the oppressed.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
They had always demanded to be known as Kshatriya, the ancient Hindu warrior caste.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
One very rich Kshatriya built the temple (at his own cost), some one else the kitchen, another the walls.
"Chaitanya's Life And Teachings" by Krishna das Kaviraja
I have heard from the sage that my parents were Kshatriyas.
"Folk-Tales of Bengal" by Lal Behari Day
In origin, Krishna, like Rama, was undoubtedly a deified hero of the Kshatriya caste.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
Only in the field may the Kshatriya (warrior) fall.
"The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)" by Max Duncker
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