Definition of ratemahatmaya in English:

ratemahatmaya

noun

historical
  • In central Sri Lanka: a local chief or headman.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From Sinhala raṭē mahatmayā (now also raṭē mahattayā) from raṭē of the country, district (from Sanskrit rāṣṭra kingdom, state) + mahatmayā gentleman, also title of respect.

Pronunciation

ratemahatmaya

/ˌratəməˈhatməjə/