Vaisya

[vahys-yuh, vahysh-]

Origin of Vaisya

First recorded in 1785–95, Vaisya is from the Sanskrit word vaiśya
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Vaisya

noun
  1. the third of the four main Hindu castes, the traders

Word Origin for Vaisya

C18: from Sanskrit, literally: settler, from viś settlement
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