Nai

noun

ˈnäē
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 25 Feb. 2024.

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