from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Brahman.
- n. A member of a cultural and social elite, especially of that formed by descendants of old New England families: a Boston Brahmin.
- n. Variant of Brahman.
- adj. Variant of Brahman.
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- n. Alternative spelling of brahmin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See Brahman, Brahmanic, etc.
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- n. a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
- n. any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
- n. the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category
- n. a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)
It portrays life of fourteen brahmin households, all living in one-room-houses rented out by a tough Brahmin window, Rangamma.
The term Brahmin has come to be used globally to describe those at the top of the heap with an attitude to match, as in Boston Brahmins.
A curry in Tamil Brahmin cuisine is a dry sauteed preparation, not involving any gravy.
Btw - this to vnv - bagara baingan is a completely different and yes, Andhra dish, in a thick strong masala gravy that also uses tamarind, onions, garlic too - the last two very rarely featured in Tamil Brahmin cooking
Kali and thalagam are a unique combination in Tamil Brahmin cuisine.
--- So it means the self proclaimed superior intelligence of the Tamil Brahmin is due to the Dravidian genes mixing with them.
The name Brahmin was used in Boston in the 1800s to describe a cultured person from an established upper-class family, and was chosen by the
The name Brahmin was used in Boston in the 1800's to describe a cultured person from an established upper class family, and was chosen by the Martin family because they aspired to create a handbag of which even a Brahmin would be proud.
Dr. Ram Bilas Sharma, an authority on Rg Veda in his book, 'Bharatiya Navajagaran aur Europe,' says that a study of Rg Veda would reveal that the word 'Kavi' (poet, composer) was used with deep reverence and the word Brahmin does not find a similar mention.
I explained that in my own experience being "Brahmin" - and having a Metrocard - gets me on the subway.