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Brahminism

[brah-muh-niz-uh m] /ˈbrɑ məˌnɪz əm/
noun
Related forms
Brahminist, noun

Brahmanism

or Brahminism

[brah-muh-niz-uh m] /ˈbrɑ məˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the religious and social system of the Brahmans and orthodox Hindus, characterized by the caste system and diversified pantheism.
2.
the Hinduism of the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads.
Origin of Brahmanism
1810-1820
1810-20; Brahman + -ism
Related forms
Brahmanist, noun
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Historical Examples
  • The part which the serpent plays in Brahminism is well known.

  • Buddhism and Brahminism have reached it, and not transcended it.

    Pedagogics as a System Karl Rosenkranz
  • The young admiral became a convert to Brahminism, and was ceremoniously blessed by the arch-priests of the Temple.

    The Pirates' Who's Who Philip Gosse
  • Under the influence of Brahminism genius and ambition have been suppressed.

    Optimism Helen Keller
  • The name was sometimes used for the people whose religion was Brahminism.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • I was once a wealthy man, trained in all the learning of Brahminism.

    In Kali's Country Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets
  • Hence the education of Brahminism and Buddhism is based on an idea radically opposed to our own.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, January 1883 The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
  • See the "Bhagvat Geeta," one of the religious books of Brahminism.

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry Albert G. Mackey
  • There is nothing in Hinduism or Brahminism that can compare with His life and character.

    In Kali's Country Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets
  • The notion that Sanskrit itself is comparatively recent, of course subtracts from that of Brahminism.

British Dictionary definitions for Brahminism

Brahmanism

/ˈbrɑːməˌnɪzəm/
noun (sometimes not capital)
1.
the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism, characterized by diversified pantheism, the caste system, and the sacrifices and family ceremonies of Hindu tradition
2.
the form of Hinduism prescribed in the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads
Derived Forms
Brahmanist, Brahminist, noun
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