Definition of vaidya in English:

vaidya

(also vaid)

noun

  • A practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine:

    ‘vaids and physicians and surgeons were summoned, but they retired baffled’
    • ‘The family consulted a vaidya.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Hindi vaidyă.

Pronunciation:

vaidya

/vɛːdjə/