Brah·​ma·​na | \ ˈbrämənə, -rȧm- \
plural -s

Definition of Brahmana

: one of a class of Hindu sacred writings composed around the 9th to 6th centuries b.c. and devoted chiefly to the instruction of Brahmins in the performance of Vedic ritual — see veda

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History and Etymology for Brahmana

Sanskrit brāhmaṇa

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“Brahmana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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