Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Brahmans or to their doctrines and worship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Brahmans or to their doctrines, worship, and polity. Also Brahminic, Brahminical.

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Examples

  • But as a rule what happened was that aboriginal deities were identified with Hindu deities and Buddhism had not sufficient independence to keep its own pantheon distinct, so that Vairocana and Târâ received most of the attributes, brahmanic or barbarous, given to Śiva or Kâli.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • Caldwell attributes its literature to the seventeenth century, but the evidence available is small and it is clear that this theistic anti-brahmanic school had a long life.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • The important sect of the Lingâyats should perhaps be regarded as an offshoot of this anti-brahmanic school, but before describing it, it may be well briefly to review the history of orthodox Śivaism in the south.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • Though the hymns are not anti-brahmanic they decidedly do not contemplate a life spent in orthodox observances and their reputed authors include several Śûdras,

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • It seems that allusion is here made to the Vedas submerged in the depth of the sea, but promptly recovered by Vishṇu in one of his incarnations, as the brahmanic legend relates, with which the orthodoxy of the Bráhmans intended perhaps to allude to the prompt restoration and uninterrupted continuity of the ancient vedic tradition.”

    Ramayana. English

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