brahminical

Brahmin

[brah-min]
noun, plural Brahmin, Brahmins.
1.
Hinduism. Brahman ( def 1 ).
2.
(especially in New England) a person usually from an old, respected family who, because of wealth and social position, wields considerable social, economic, and political power.
3.
a person who is intellectually or socially aloof.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Brahmin: the Brahmin attitudes of a true aristocrat.

Origin:
1475–85; variant of Brahman

Brahminic [brah-min-ik] , Brahminical, adjective
non-Brahminic, adjective
non-Brahminical, adjective
un-Brahminical, adjective

Brahman, Brahmin.
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Brahmin (ˈbrɑːmɪn)
 
n , pl -min, -mins
1.  the older spelling of Brahman
2.  (in the US) a highly intelligent or socially exclusive person, esp a member of one of the older New England families
3.  an intellectual or social snob
 
Brah'minic
 
adj
 
Brah'minical
 
adj

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brahmin
"member of Boston's upper class," 1823, figurative use of Brahman "member of the highest priestly Hindu caste," late 15c., from Skt. brahmana-s, from brahman- "prayer," also "the universal soul, the Absolute," of uncertain origin. Related to Brahma.
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