brahman ब्रह्मन्

Definition: m. one of the 4 principal priests or ṛtvij-s (the other three being the hotṛ-, adhvaryu- and udgātṛ-;the brahman- was the most learned of them and was required to know the 3 veda-s, to supervise the, sacrifice and to set right mistakes;at a later period his functions were based especially on the atharva-- veda-) etc.


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