Brahmana definition

brämə-nə
Any of several ancient Hindu religious prose texts that explain the relationship of the Vedas to the sacrificial ceremonies.
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The brahmin varna in Hinduism. (Plural: brahmana.)
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A brahmin; a member of the brahmana (sense 1).
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A prose text that explains aspects of the Vedas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
brahmana
Plural:
brahmanas

Origin of brahmana

  • Sanskrit Brāhmaṇam from neuter of brāhmaṇa- brahminical Brahman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglicized/transliterated from Sanskrit ब्राह्मण (brā́hmaṇa).

    From Wiktionary