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Brahmana

[ brah-muh-nuh ]

noun

, Hinduism.
  1. one of a class of prose pieces dealing with Vedic rituals and sacrifices.


Brahmana

/ ˈbrɑːmənə /

noun

  1. Hinduism any of a number of sacred treatises added to each of the Vedas


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Brahmana1

From the Sanskrit word brāhmaṇa

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Example Sentences

This island was small at first, like earth in the Sanskrit myth in the Satapatha Brahmana, but gradually increased in bulk.

In much the same way the Satapatha Brahmana represents mammals as the last result of a series of creative experiments.

A passage of the Aitareya Brahmana, however, retains the old conception, in which there was nothing metaphorical at all.

For what purpose, O Brahmana, doth one like us lead a domestic life, if he cannot cherish and support those that follow him?

It was he who in the disguise of a Brahmana slew my dear brother Vaka in the Vetrakiya forest by virtue of his science.

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