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Meaning of dvija

dvi•ja

Pronunciation: (dvē'jä), [key]
— n. Hinduism.
  1. 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.
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