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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


Related Words

any of several breeds of Indian cattle

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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.
He is of the Plains--but pale-coloured--a Brahmin of the Brahmins.
Here, on the night when the shrine was completed, Vishnu the Preserver appeared to the three Brahmins in a dream.
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.
26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For Fall, Brahmin launches its new brand platform, Lead On, across web, e-commerce, print and digital advertising, and retail experience.
She was born as Dhannolakshmi to a family of Brahmin 'kathakar' Sukhdev Maharaj and chose school and dance over an early wedding, as was the norm of the 1920s.
She becomes a Tamil Iyengar Brahmin in Brahmin-dominated localities, Aisha Bi in the Muslim neighbourhood and a Jat in Jat-dominated villages.
Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, preference was given to Vajpayee, as the former was not a Brahmin and belonged to a Sindhi family.
Anantha Murthy's Kannada (1) novel Samskara revolves around the compounded crisis that variously overtakes the brahmin and outcaste inhabitants of Durvasapura--the obscure fictional village in which the story is set.
Among the topics are media of ancient Hebrew religion, manuscript culture and the myth of golden beginnings, contested ritual mediation among Brahmin temple priests in South India, Pentecostalism and social mobilization among European Roma, mediation of Muslim modernities, and media and transformations of religion.
The Dharmasutras are a product of the brahmin tradition which included an "elaborate scholastic system," in which brahmin teachers trained young brahmin students to read and understand the scriptures and in performing necessary rituals sacred to the Hindu tradition.
Her works showed that Brahmin women were subjected to overt and covert persecution.
At one point, a frustrated Brahmin named Bharadvaja, someone who surely would have hit all the Sunday morning television shows to rant about this punk if he lived today, showed up where Buddha was staying to make his opinions known.
SIR - Lisa of Cyncoed's letters (March 8 and 20) highlight a personal problem which could become a political and social problem: her gainsayers reflect the patronising attitude of a Brahmin caste secure in the privileges they enjoy at public expense.