Ūravyah

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By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Uravyah, Uravyah, UUravyah


Ūravyah means belonging to Vaiśya (Merchant) class.

Gender

Ūravyah is a masculine form.

Origin

Ūravyah originates from "born out of ūru (thigh) of Brahman."

Synonym

Vaiśya[1]

Vedic References

It is stated in the Yajurveda that:
“The brāhmaṇa was born out of the mouth of Brahman, kṣatriya out of arms, Vaiśya out of the thighs and śūdra out of the feet”.[2]

References

  1. As per Amarakośa.
  2. Yajurveda 31.11
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu

By M. A. Alwar