Saturday, March 18, 2006

Another Regal Etymology Discovery! 

Where does the word "maharajah" come from?

Magnus rex!! Well, it doesn't come from latin, but it has the same roots! Isn't that cool? Reg/rag = diriger/gouverner: en latin, rex/regis; en hindoustani, rajah; all are words that mean "king" or "roi/rey/rei" (celui qui dirige). Et un maha-rajah est un "grand roi" (magnus rex).

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