vaisya


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vaisya \Vais"ya\, n. [Skr. vai[,c]ya.]
   The third of the four great original castes among the Hindus,
   now either extinct or partially represented by the mercantile
   class of Banyas. See the Note under Caste, 1.
   [1913 Webster]
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