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dvija

[ dvee-jah ]
/ ˈdvi dʒɑ /
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noun Hinduism.

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.

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Origin of dvija

From Sanskrit
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