Kayasth

noun Ka·yasth \ ˈkäyəst \
variants: or Kayastha \-stə\

Definition of Kayasth

plural -s
:a member of a high Hindu caste especially numerous in Bengal and Uttar Pradesh whose caste occupation is that of clerks, writers, and accountants

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Origin and Etymology of kayasth

Sanskrit kāyastha, probably from kāya body, group + -stha standing, being in; akin to Sanskrit cinoti he gathers, heaps up and to Sanskrit tiṣṭhati he stands


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