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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Origin and Etymology of nai
Hindi nāī, from Sanskrit nāpita; akin to Sanskrit snāti he bathes — more at nourish
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