brahmacārin ब्रह्मचारिन्

Definition: m. a young Brahman who is a student of the veda- (under a preceptor) or who practises chastity, a young Brahman before marriage (in the first period of his life) etc. (see āśrama-and ;the N. brahma-cārin- is also given to older unmarried Brahmans, especially if versed in the veda-, and by the tantra-s to any person whose chief virtue is continence)


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: AV., Mn., MBh., IW. 192 , RTL. 84
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