Definitions for "Brahmins"
Keywords:  varna, concedes, brahma, brahman, cast
people belonging to the varna (cast) of the highest rank in the society. According to the Tradition, the brahmins are born from Brahmâ's head. Their birth concedes to them the ability to manage temple administration, to teach religious questions and to perform public pûjâ. However, the modern society has extended the field of activity of the brahmins to non-religious professions too (civil services, liberal professions, etc.)
(a.k.a. brahmin) the traditional upper-caste Hindus. Originated from Brahman in Sanskrit meaning "absolute" or the "infinite spirit" of Lord Brahma.
a priest and member of the most privileged of the four social classes of Hinduism