Origin of bania
Definition for baniya (2 of 2)
- a Hindu trader or merchant of a particular caste, the rules of which forbid eating flesh.
- a loose shirt, jacket, or gown.
Origin of banyan
Examples from the Web for baniya
As a druggist the Baniya is in league with the doctor; he buys weeds at a nominal price and sells them very dear.
She looked wildly from Bazuzu, who had lost all hope, to Baniya, uneasy with impatience.
But Bazuzu had reckoned on Baniya's losing his head at the crucial instant; and this Baniya did not do.
If a Baniya is drowning you should not give him a hand: he is sure to have some base motive for drifting down stream.
Startled by this large sum, the beggar held back, protesting the Baniya would be a loser, whereupon more were offered.Beast and Man in India|John Lockwood Kipling