Bhattacharya

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali, bhaTTa ("master teacher" or "learned teacher"), from Sanskrit bhartR ("master", used for those who sang praises) and AcArya("coming near").

Proper noun[edit]

Bhattacharya

  1. A Bengali surname, used in India.

Usage notes[edit]

According to the Indian caste system, Bhattacharyas are top rung Bengali brahmins.