What is another word for brahmin?

Pronunciation: [bɹˈɑːmɪn] (IPA)

Brahmin is a word that refers to an individual belonging to the highest caste in the Hindu social hierarchy, traditionally associated with priesthood and scholarly pursuits. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this group of people, including pandit, guru, shastri, acharya, and vaidya. These words have varying degrees of specificity, with pandit indicating a learned scholar in a particular subject, guru referring to a spiritual teacher, shastri implying expertise in Hindu scriptures, acharya indicating a leader and vaidya referring to an expert in Ayurvedic medicine. Each of these synonyms offers a unique perspective on the qualities and expertise associated with the Brahmin caste in India.

Synonyms for Brahmin:

What are the hypernyms for Brahmin?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    cleric, priest, hindu caste, Indian Caste.

Usage examples for Brahmin

In fact the brahmin claims every privilege, and the inferior sects give place to him; the Hindoos are allowed to eat no flesh nor to shed blood.
"Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales"
W. B. Cramp
They rival in fleetness the little gigs or hackeries, as they are called, propelled by small and active brahmin bulls, gayly decked with tinkling bells.
"The Pearl of India"
Maturin M. Ballou
When judge, he sentenced a brahmin to death, and sought to bring the prisoner "to Jesus."
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations"
Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

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