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brahmachari

[brah-muh-chahr-ee] /ˌbrɑ məˈtʃɑr i/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
a student of the Vedas, especially one committed to brahmacharya.
2.
a celibate.
Also, brahmacārin
[brah-muh-chahr-in] /ˌbrɑ məˈtʃɑr ɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of brahmachari
< Sanskrit brahmacārin
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  • The boy gives out his name, and the teacher enquires of him what kind of brahmachari he is.

  • In it special rewards were indicated for the brahmachari and the unknown Brahman.

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  • The letter ended, the brahmachari asked, "What address shall I write?"

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  • The brahmachari heard all this, and also that you had been there, had heard of my death, and had come hither.

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  • As you had not come I went back, saw the brahmachari, and returned yesterday, arriving at one this morning.

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

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

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

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  • Then the brahmachari laid his umbrella and drinking-vessel on the ground, and extending his hands began to feel about.

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  • The brahmachari said: "Probably she has been long without food; if there is milk in the house, give her a little at a time."

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