She looked wildly from Bazuzu, who had lost all hope, to baniya, uneasy with impatience.
If a baniya is on the other side of a river you should leave your bundle on this side, for fear he should steal it.
As a druggist the baniya is in league with the doctor; he buys weeds at a nominal price and sells them very dear.
Seeing her, baniya stepped swiftly forth, causing an exclamation to rise to her lips.
"Let the slave of the Lady Ramûa guide me quickly to her," observed baniya, with a grin at the distant moon.
Startled by this large sum, the beggar held back, protesting the baniya would be a loser, whereupon more were offered.
If a baniya is drowning you should not give him a hand: he is sure to have some base motive for drifting down stream.
But Bazuzu had reckoned on baniya's losing his head at the crucial instant; and this baniya did not do.
"Indian fig tree," 1630s, so called in reference to a tree on the Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf under which the Hindu merchants known as banians had built a pagoda. From Sanskrit vanija "merchant."