brahmachari

[brah-muh-chahr-ee]
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noun Hinduism.

a student of the Vedas, especially one committed to brahmacharya.
a celibate.

Also brah·ma·cā·rin [brah-muh-chahr-in] /ˌbrɑ məˈtʃɑr ɪn/.

Origin of brahmachari

From the Sanskrit word brahmacārin
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Historical Examples of brahmachari

  • The Brahmachari, not understanding her symptoms, next morning called in the village doctor.

    The Poison Tree

    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

  • The boy gives out his name, and the teacher enquires of him what kind of Brahmachari he is.

  • The Brahmachari, bidding her light a lamp, laid his burden on the floor of the hut.

    The Poison Tree

    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

  • Plodding along in the darkness the Brahmachari heard suddenly in the pathway some such sound, followed by a long sigh.

    The Poison Tree

    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

  • Then Haro Mani, following the Brahmachari's directions, changed the woman's wet clothes for dry garments, and dried her wet hair.

    The Poison Tree

    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee