noun Date: 1816 orthodox Hinduism adhering to the pantheism of the Vedas and to the ancient sacrifices and family ceremonies

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Brahmanism — or Brahminism may refer to: *The belief in the existence of Brahman (universal soul or impersonal universal God), ref. Advaita Vedanta *Historical Vedic Brahmanism, in particular in opposition to Shramana traditions [S. Cromwell Crawford, review… …   Wikipedia

  • Brahmanism — Brah man*ism, Brahminism Brah min*ism, n. The religion or system of doctrines of the Brahmans; the religion of Brahma. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brahmanism — [brä′mən iz΄əm] n. the religious doctrines and system of the Brahmans …   English World dictionary

  • Brahmanism — Brahmanist, n. /brah meuh niz euhm/, n. 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. Also, Brahminism …   Universalium

  • Brahmanism — noun a) The principles and religious practice of the Brahmins, aspects of Hinduism as practiced by the Brahmin caste of India. Alongside Brahmanism was the non Aryan Shramanic culture with its roots going back to prehistoric times. b) Historical… …   Wiktionary

  • brahmanísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • Brahmanism — n. system of beliefs followed by the Brahmans and other orthodox Hindus (Hinduism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brahmanism — [ brα:məˌnɪz(ə)m] (also Brahminism) noun the early form of Hinduism that emerged in India (c.900 BC) under the influence of the Brahmans …   English new terms dictionary

  • brahmanism — brah·man·ism …   English syllables

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