brahmana

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Anglicized/transliterated from Sanskrit ब्राह्मण (brā́hmaṇa).

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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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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit ब्राह्मण (brāhmaṇa)

Noun[edit]

brahmana

  1. (Hinduism) a Brahmin, a man belonging to the 1st of the 3 twice-born classes and of the 4 original divisions of the Hindu body (generally a priest, but often in the present day a layman engaged in non-priestly occupations although the name is strictly only applicable to one who knows and repeats the veda).

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