Definitions for vaisyaˈvaɪs yə, ˈvaɪʃ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vais•yaˈvaɪs yə, ˈvaɪʃ-(n.)(pl.)-yas.

  1. a member of the Hindu mercantile and professional class, above the Shudras and below the Kshatriyas.

    Category: Eastern Religions

    Ref: Compare Brahman (def. 1). 1 1

Origin of Vaisya:

1785–95; < Skt vaiśya

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vaisya(noun)

    a member of the mercantile and professional Hindu caste; the third of the four main castes

  2. vaisya(noun)

    the third of the four varnas: the commoners or yeoman farmers or mercantile and professional category

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaisya(noun)

    the third of the four great original castes among the Hindus, now either extinct or partially represented by the mercantile class of Banyas. See the Note under Caste, 1


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