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Brahmin:

see BrahmanBrahman
or Brahmin
. In the Upanishads, Brahman is the name for the ultimate, unchanging reality, composed of pure being and consciousness. Brahman lies behind the apparent multiplicity of the phenomenal world, and is ultimately identical to the atman or inner essence
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Brahmin

appellation accorded members of old, “aristocratic” New England families. [Am. Hist.: EB, II: 226]
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From all accounts, Naranappa comes across as a sybarite with a prodigious appetite for the three M's of conservative brahmin horror, as it were--madira (wine), mamsa (meat), and maithuna (copulation).
The Manusmriti has been criticized by some as a sexist and caste-prejudiced treatise compiled by Brahmin priests (see Doniger, 1991).
Worse yet, he argued with the local kings and Brahmins about everything from how they were ruling their territories to the need to respect their wives.
Now, it strains credulity that a funerary item apparently absent from typical Brahmanical funerals would have been chosen by Brahmins to symbolize Brahmin-murder.
It would have been worthwhile to contextualize in greater detail the author's view that Jaisingh and the Maharashtrian Brahmins at his court intended to surpass Sivaji's coronation as the Hindu king.
This Brahmin man knew enough about his own culture to understand that misogyny was rampant inside it, and gender discrimination mainstreamed into the way of life.
Brahmin - in a telephone conversation with PNN -- said today the permissions go to the Council of Ministers to approve the sale of land in the event that the buyer is not a Palestinian, meaning a foreign national.
A boy named Apu is born to a poor but proud Hindu Brahmin family.
The story centered on two Brahmin brothers- Vishnudatta and Agnidatta and their female counterpart Nidhini, actually the female spirits.
Brigham is a Boston Brahmin who consistently seeks to advance the personal and professional life of everyone he meets, including minorities and females.