dvija द्विज

Definition: a. twice-born; m. member of the three upper castes (reborn by investiture); (invested) Brâhman; bird (as being first pro duced in the egg); tooth (because renewed): -tva, n. state of a Brâhman;-gánman, a. having a double birth or birthplace; m. member of the three upper castes; esp. Brâh man.


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