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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several ancient Hindu religious prose texts that explain the relationship of the Vedas to the sacrificial ceremonies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the prose portions of the Vedas, which contain injunctions for the performance of sacrifices, and explain their origin and the occasions on which the mantras had to be used, sometimes adding illustrations and legends, and sometimes mystical and philosophical speculations.

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  • proper noun Hinduism Any of several ancient Hindu religious prose texts that explain the relationship of the Vedas to the sacrificial ceremonies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun prose works attached to the Samhitas instructing the bahmins to perform the very elaborate sacrificial rituals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sanskrit Brāhmaṇam, from neuter of brāhmaṇa-, brahminical; see Brahman.]

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From Sanskrit ब्राह्मण (brā́hmaṇa)

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