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Sprung from Feet of Purusha

zUdra m. (of doubtful derivation) a Su1ra , a man of the fourth or lowest of the four original classes or castes (whose only business accord. to Mn. i , 91 , was to serve the three higher classes the Sudra is said to have been born from the feet of Purusha q.v. he is fabled to have sprung from the same part of the body of Brahma , and he is regarded as of higher rank than the present low and mixed castes so numerous throughout India ; {kevala-z-} , a pure Sudra) a man of mixed origin N. of a Brahman pl. N. of a people {A} and {I}) f. see below.
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