twice-born

[twahys-bawrn]
adjective
  1. Hinduism. of or relating to members of the Indian castes of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaisyas, who undergo a spiritual rebirth and initiation in adolescence.
  2. having undergone reincarnation.
  3. born-again(def 1).
  4. denoting any moral or religious experience that brings about a major reorientation of a person's character or personality.

Origin of twice-born

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