Meaning of vaidya in English:


Pronunciation /vɛːdjə/


(also vaid)
  • A practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine.

    ‘vaids and physicians and surgeons were summoned, but they retired baffled’
    • ‘We refer snakebites to the vaids and the rural medical practitioners.’
    • ‘His grandfather was an Ayurvedic vaid, and his father, though an allopath, acknowledges the benefits of homoeopathy and other systems.’
    • ‘It is our good fortune that an increasing number of these vaidyas are practicing and available in the US for special needs.’
    • ‘The family consulted a vaidya.’


From Hindi vaidyă.