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.

Nearby words

  1. dvapara yuga,
  2. dvd,
  3. dvd writer,
  4. dvd-a,
  5. dvi,
  6. dvina,
  7. dvina bay,
  8. dvinsk,
  9. dvla,
  10. dvm

Origin of dvija

From Sanskrit

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