brahmana

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Etymology[edit]

Anglicized/transliterated from Sanskrit ब्राह्मण ‎(brā́hmaṇa).

Noun[edit]

brahmana ‎(plural brahmanas)

  1. The brahmin varna in Hinduism. (Plural: brahmana.)
  2. A brahmin; a member of the brahmana (sense 1).
    • "'It was I who struck this wily brāhmaṇa' said Virāṭa." (Mahābhārata: "Virāṭa Parva")
  3. A prose text that explains aspects of the Vedas.

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