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Definition of the noun vaisya

What does vaisya mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Vaisyas

  1. a member of the mercantile and professional Hindu caste; the third of the four main castes
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Hindoo / Hindu / Hindustani = a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
  2. the third of the four varnas: the commoners or yeoman farmers or mercantile and professional category
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: varna = the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups

Phrases with Vaisya

  1. Junonia Vaisya
  2. Junonia Lemonias Vaisya

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vaisya

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Google previewTat Tvam Asi (1998)

The Universal Massage in the Bhagavadgītā by Pathikonda Viswambara Nath

A vaisya is a person with a mixture of rajasika and tamasika gunas. A sudra is that person whose thoughts and actions are lazy and idle. The Lord says that this classification is made by Him only to differentiate the qualities in the person.

Google previewTwo Tales of Crow and Sparrow (1997)

A Freudian Folkloristic Essay on Caste and Untouchability by Alan Dundes

At the risk of oversimplifying, we can say that the Brahman is the priest, the Ksatriya is the ruler, noble, or warrior, the Vaisya is a commoner or ordinary householder, and the lowly Sudra is a servant. The Laws of Manu (10:4-5) provide textual ...

Google previewThe Journal of Religion (1922)

The Vaisya is the trader. The Südra is the laborer. And the various sub-castes among the Südra peoples are marked by occupations. Doubtless one of the reasons that the system has persisted throughout the centuries has been the measure ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient India (2008)

by Kumkum Roy


Google previewA Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths (Routledge Revivals) (2016)

by G Gaskell

The desire centre, or astral-body (Vaisya), was to nurture the emotions (cattle); to raise the lower desires; to give up the lower for the higher; to purify its nature; to exchange the worse for the better; and to make fruitful for good the lower nature.

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Scrabble value of V4A1I1S1Y4A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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