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Malayalam term or phrase:vashya
English translation:prostitute
Entered by: Tatjana Aleksic, MA
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13:22 Jun 7, 2001
Malayalam to English translations [PRO]
Malayalam term or phrase: vashye
Found it in the novel by Arundhati Roy. I reckon it should mean something like "whore", but am not certain.
atanja
Prostitute
Explanation:
Your guess is true. The word is 'vashya' which means a prostitute or whore. But this word is from Hindi/Urdu and not from Malayalam.
Regards
Roomy Naqvy
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Roomy Naqvy
India
Local time: 21:33
Grading comment
Thanks a lot! Well, I believed, since Roy always writes and talks about Malayalam and her life in Kerala, that it was also a Malayalam word.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Prostitute
Roomy Naqvy
naprostitute.rechu


  

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38 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Prostitute


Explanation:
Your guess is true. The word is 'vashya' which means a prostitute or whore. But this word is from Hindi/Urdu and not from Malayalam.
Regards
Roomy Naqvy

Roomy Naqvy
India
Local time: 21:33
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thanks a lot! Well, I believed, since Roy always writes and talks about Malayalam and her life in Kerala, that it was also a Malayalam word.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dr. Premjith Nambutiripad: The Veshya is really sanskrit word and in those days was considered as a part of the society. It is generally and largely used in Malayalam as an abuse.
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prostitute.


Explanation:
The word 'veshya' is used in Malayalam also for prostitute. It is probably derived from Sanskrit which is the mother of a lot of Indian languages like Hindi and Malayalam.

rechu
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