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- n. A Hindu priestly caste; one of the four varnas or social groups based on occupation in ancient Hindu society.
- n. One who has realized or attempts to realize Brahman, i.e. God or supreme knowledge.
- n. A scholar, teacher, priest, intellectual, researcher, scientist, knowledge-seeker, or knowledge worker.
- n. A social and cultural elite, especially in the New England region of the USA.
- n. A learned person of refined taste and mild manners.
- adj. scholarly
Subha says: 'They [certain brahmin teachers] are not able to read the thoughts of slave-girl Puṇṇikā.
The slightly later Nyaya (rigs-can-pa) school bases itself on The Logic Sutra (Skt. Nyaya Sutra) by Gautama – also known as the brahmin Akshapada (Bram-ze rKang-mig) – as commented on in the fourth century CE by Vatsyayana.
Her name is that of a brahmin gens – the Vāseṭṭhas – yet she is not called a brahmin in her own legend.
Until a decade or so ago it was spelt brahmin, which is now given as an alternate spelling, and has survived in such expressions of common occurrence as Boston Brahmins.
The govt. exams are geared to recruit officers with old fashioned "brahmin" mindset.
The true meaning of a "brahmin" means one who is learned & it has nothing to do with caste or being a bahun.
Local society has always had its share of such old (and young) fogeys with their bamunu matha ― namely, 'brahmin' or obscurantist patriarchal views as reflected in Sinhala and Tamil proverbs against women ('a woman's brain cannot think beyond the handle of a spoon ').
In Hindu religion, cows are revered and it wouldn't surprise me if the ability of players to shoot up herds of "brahmin" in Fallout 3 factored into the cancellation.
"He's only mouthing the dictates of the bishops (aka brahmin) who recently met to annouce their intention to" actively confront "pres-elect Obama.
Perhaps a bit like the orthodox Vedic brahmin who wants his son to have nothing to do with meat-eaters. soullite Says: