twice-born

[ twahys-bawrn ]
/ ˈtwaɪsˈbɔrn /
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adjective

Hinduism. of or relating to members of the Indian castes of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaisyas, who undergo a spiritual rebirth and initiation in adolescence.
having undergone reincarnation.
denoting any moral or religious experience that brings about a major reorientation of a person's character or personality.

Nearby words

  1. twi-,
  2. twi-night,
  3. twi-nighter,
  4. twibill,
  5. twice,
  6. twice-laid,
  7. twice-told,
  8. twicer,
  9. twickenham,
  10. twiddle

Origin of twice-born

1400–50, 1785–95 for def 1; late Middle English: an epithet of Bacchus

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