brāhmaṇa ब्राह्मण

Definition: m. one who has divine knowledge (sometimes applied to agni-), a Brahman, a man belonging to the 1st of the 3 twice-born classes and of the 4 original divisions of the Hindu body (generally a priest, but often in the present day a layman engaged in non-priestly occupations although the name is strictly only applicable to one who knows and repeats the veda-) etc.

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