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Brah·min

 (brä′mĭn)
n.
1. also Brah·man (-mən) A member of the highest of the four major castes of traditional Indian society, responsible for officiating at religious rites and studying and teaching the Vedas.
2. A member of a cultural and social elite, especially of that formed by descendants of old New England families: a Boston Brahmin.
3. Variant of Brahman..
adj.
also Brahman (-mən) Of or relating to the caste of Brahmins.

[Probably alteration of Sanskrit brāhmaṇaḥ, from brāhmaṇa-, brahminic; see Brahman.]

Brah·min′ic (-mĭn′ĭk), Brah·min′i·cal adj.
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It has always been the janeu-dhari (one who wears Brahminical thread), savarnas (one of the four major Hindu classes) who are higher in numbers.
It pulled together Brahminical parties, middle-caste leaders and Dalits.
Described in the Official Guide as containing a liquid extracted for use in brahminical sacrifices but differentiated from the unidentified soma juice referred to in the Vedas.
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