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dvija

[dvee-jah] /ˈdvi dʒɑ/
noun, Hinduism.
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a person who is twice-born: a distinction made between the first three classes of society and the lowest class, the Shudra. Only the dvijas may study the Vedas.
Origin of dvija
< Sanskrit
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