Nai

noun
\ ˈnäē \
plural -s

Definition of Nai

: a member of a barber caste of Hindus in India that grooms the living and the dead and thus is intimately associated with Hindu ceremonial life including the contraction of marriages

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History and Etymology for Nai

Hindi nāī, from Sanskrit nāpita; akin to Sanskrit snāti he bathes

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“Nai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nai. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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