Baidya

noun

Bai·​dya
ˈbīdyə
plural -s
: a member of a high caste of eastern Bengal traditionally made up of physicians

Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit vaidya literally, possessing knowledge, from vidyā knowledge

First Known Use

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baidya was circa 1885

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“Baidya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baidya. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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