dvija


dvija
/dvee"jah/, n. 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.
[ < Skt]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • dvijâ̱laya — द्विजालय …   Indonesian dictionary

  • dvijâ̱mbā — द्विजाम्बा …   Indonesian dictionary

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  • dvijâ̱ṅgikā — द्विजाङ्गिका …   Indonesian dictionary


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