Bai·​dya | \ ˈbīdyə \
plural -s

Definition of Baidya

: a member of a high caste of eastern Bengal traditionally made up of physicians

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First Known Use of Baidya

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baidya

Sanskrit vaidya literally, possessing knowledge, from vidyā knowledge

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“Baidya.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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