Brahmin meaning

brä'mĭn
One who has realized or attempts to realize Brahman, i.e. God or supreme knowledge.
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A scholar, teacher, priest, intellectual, researcher, scientist, knowledge-seeker, or knowledge worker.
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A Hindu priestly caste; one of the four varnas or social groups based on occupation in ancient Hindu society.
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A member of a cultural and social elite, especially of that formed by descendants of old New England families.

A Boston Brahmin.

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A social and cultural elite, especially in the New England region of the USA.
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A learned person of refined taste and mild manners.
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A cultured person from a long-established upper-class family, esp. of New England, regarded as haughty or conservative.
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Origin of brahmin

  • Probably alteration of Sanskrit brāhmaṇaḥ from brāhmaṇa- brahminic Brahman
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Anglicised from Sanskrit ब्राह्मण (brā́hmaṇa).
    From Wiktionary