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Vaisya

[vahys-yuh, vahysh-] /ˈvaɪs yə, ˈvaɪʃ-/
noun
1.
a member of the Hindu mercantile and professional class, above the Shudras and below the Kshatriyas.
Compare Brahman (def 1).
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Sanskrit vaiśya
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Vaisya

/ˈvaɪsjə; ˈvaɪʃjə/
noun
1.
the third of the four main Hindu castes, the traders
Word Origin
C18: from Sanskrit, literally: settler, from viś settlement
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