Brahmin vs Brahman
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Sat Mar 23 18:51:08 CST 2002
On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Sridhar wrote:
> However, I am not sure
> about the phonetic similarity. What do the two pronounciations -
The inflections are different because the gender is different but the root
word is the same.
Aptes' dictionary gives a couple more meanings of brahmana which I missed.
* the splendor or power of a Brahmana (i.e. synonym for brahmavarchas)
* celibacy (i.e. a synonym for brahmacharya)
* The supervising priest of a shrauta yagna (Can belong to Atharvaveda or
any other Veda)
* ... and a number of others such as hymn, moksha, tapa, wealth which seem
to be secondarily derived from one of the other meanings.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
It's a girl! See the pictures - http://www.braincells.com/shailaja/
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