1 the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism [syn: Brahminism]
2 the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads [syn: Brahminism]
EtymologyBuilt from brahmin, which is an anglicization of Sanskrit (or vernacular variants thereof). Introduced in 1816 as Brahmenism by George S. Faber (OED). Current spelling variants are Brahminism besides Brahmanism.
- The principles and religious practice of the Brahmins, aspects of Hinduism as practiced by the Brahmin caste of India.
- Historical Vedic ritualism,
contrasted with Shramana
- 1972, Cromwell Crawford, review of L. M. Joshi, Brahmanism,
Buddhism and Hinduism, Philosophy East and West:
- Alongside Brahmanism was the non-Aryan Shramanic culture with its roots going back to prehistoric times.
- 1972, Cromwell Crawford, review of L. M. Joshi, Brahmanism, Buddhism and Hinduism, Philosophy East and West:
Brahmanism or Brahminism may refer to:
Brahmanism in Spanish: Brahmanismo
Brahmanism in Romanian: Brahmanism
Brahmanism in Russian: Брахманизм
Brahmanism in Slovak: Brahmanizmus
Brahmanism in Serbian: Браманизам
Brahmanism in Swedish: Brahmanism
Brahmanism in Turkish: Brahmanizm