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noun Vaish·ya \ˈvīsh-yə, ˈvī-shə\

Definition of VAISHYA

:  a Hindu of an upper caste traditionally assigned to commercial and agricultural occupations

Variants of VAISHYA

Vaish·ya or Vais·ya \ˈvīsh-yə, ˈvī-shə\

Origin of VAISHYA

Sanskrit vaiśya, from viś settlement; akin to Greek oikos house — more at vicinity
First Known Use: 1665


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