Definitions

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  • n. The third caste of traditional Indian society, comprising merchants and landowners.
  • n. A member of this caste.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit वैश्य (vaiśya).

Examples

  • Similarly, wearing a diamond with a yellow hue, called Vaishya, brings one wealth, respect, and the luxuries of life.

    Zolar’s Magick Of Color

  • The election of Chaturvedi is almost certain (election is postponed) the party would prefer a person from some other caste groups like Vaishya which is a major cast group having a sizeable support to the party.

    The Times of India

  • Panini, the famous grammarian assigned to the fourth century B.C.E., if not earlier, attests to Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra republics and Alexander had to defeat both a Brahmana and a Shudra republic in the course of his conquest.

    Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.: Hinduism And Modernity

  • At a higher level of consciousness in relation to society is called the Vaishya.

    An Exploration into an Integral Approach to Knowledge

  • The Brahmin, the Vaishya, and the Shudra characteristics are now well entrenched within the Savitri Era Religion, while the Kshatriya quality has suffered neglect.

    Savitri Era Religion needs to develop political muscle

  • Creating a business is the prerogative of a Vaishya temperament, which those run a Kshatriya or Brahmin preponderance may legitimately choose to avoid.

    Ceramics, cappuccino, and Social Capital

  • The unelected guardians practicing selflessness and high ethics are of Brahmin temperament while the elected politicians conforming to the incentives system belong to the Kshatriya or Vaishya mentality.

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  • The Vaishya came from his thighs and were the merchant class.

    Flushed

  • The four classic castes of the Hindu scriptures, the Brahmin (priest), the Kshatriya (warrior), the Vaishya (trader), and the Sudra (cultivator or artisan), have constantly proliferated.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • The Brahmins sprang originally from the lips of Brahma, the Kshatriya from his shoul - ders, the Vaishya from his thighs, and the Shudra from his feet.

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