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Etymology

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From Malay mahkota (compare Javanese ꦩꦏꦸꦛ (makutha)), from Pali makuṭa, from a Dravidian term (compare Tamil முகடு (mukaṭu), Sanskrit मुकुट (mukuṭa, crown)).

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  • IPA(key): /mahˈkota/
  • Rhymes: -ta, -a
  • Hyphenation: mah‧ko‧ta

Noun

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mahkota (plural mahkota-mahkota, first-person possessive mahkotaku, second-person possessive mahkotamu, third-person possessive mahkotanya)

  1. crown:
    1. (literal) diadem: a royal, imperial or princely headdress.
    2. (metonymically) king: the sovereign (in a monarchy), as head of state.
      Synonym: raja
    3. imperial or regal power, or those who wield it.
  2. (figurative) treasure
  3. (botany) ellipsis of mahkota bunga (petal, corolla).

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Malay

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Pali makuṭa, from a Dravidian term (compare modern Tamil முகடு (mukaṭu), Sanskrit मुकुट (mukuṭa, crown)).

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mahkota (Jawi spelling مهکوتا, plural mahkota-mahkota, informal 1st possessive mahkotaku, 2nd possessive mahkotamu, 3rd possessive mahkotanya)

  1. crown (royal headdress)

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