Vaisya

Vaisya

[vahys-yuh, vahysh-]
noun
a member of the Hindu mercantile and professional class, above the Shudras and below the Kshatriyas. Compare Brahman ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1785–95; < Sanskrit vaiśya

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Vaisya (ˈvaɪsjə, ˈvaɪʃjə)
 
n
the third of the four main Hindu castes, the traders
 
[C18: from Sanskrit, literally: settler, from viś settlement]

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