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Synonyms for brahmin

a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)

a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas

the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category


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any of several breeds of Indian cattle

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And the Brahmins knelt and hid their faces in their robes.
One age followed another--and still, generation after generation, the successors of the three Brahmins watched their priceless Moonstone, night and day.
He was a Brahmin, so high-caste that caste ceased to have any particular meaning for him; and his father had been an important official in the gay-coloured tag-rag and bobtail of an old-fashioned Hindu Court.
At last he went to England on a visit, and had to pay enormous sums to the priests when he came back; for even so high-caste a Brahmin as Purun Dass lost caste by crossing the black sea.
Then Purun Bhagat smiled, for he remembered that his mother was of Rajput Brahmin birth, from Kulu way--a Hill-woman, always home-sick for the snows--and that the least touch of Hill blood draws a man in the end back to where he belongs.
Their Brahmins considered the lands beyond the upper Gangetic plains impure (Thapar 138).
She is organising a convention of Brahmins, distributing cows and Gita to people.
All these Dutts are called Husseini Brahmins, and during the month of Moharram they recite verses about the Battle of Karbala by going from village to village.
Tagores are actually Pirali Brahmins, ostracized because an ancestor converted to Islam, so Sharmila Tagore had a precedent for her own conversion.
Tenders are invited for Arrangements of 40 members of brahmins for the preparation of laddu vada and pulihora prasadam
Who can participate: Trimatastha Brahmins (Smarthas, Madhwas, Iyers, Iyengars and other sub castes) can participate in this Matrimony Meet.
different from this, however: Kalhana suggests that Brahmins, and
Pathak said he had played a role in swinging Brahmin voters to BSP during the 2007 Assembly polls, but Brahmins were disappointed by the party.
Having described in two previous books how the culture of the eastern parts of the Ganges Valley, and then Buddhism were absorbed into Brahmanism, Bronkhorst here explains how the Brahmins managed it.
Working with a four-part taxonomy of desire, I further submit that, in general, the Durvasapura brahmins represent unnatural desires and the lower-, half-caste and outcaste characters symbolize natural desires.