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princeofdarkness

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Hi,

The entry for "brahman" in the Oxford English Dictionary gives the following in the etymology section:

[ad. Skr. brāhmana, f. brahman praise, worship; some of the older Eng. forms were derived from or influenced by the Greek spelling βραχµᾶνες (pl.), L. brachmāni, -es, and med.L. corruptions; the form Brahmin, a corruption of the Indian vernacular pronunciation, is still all but universal in popular use; during the present century Orientalists have adopted the more correct Brahman, which (often written Brâhman or Bráhman) is employed by most writers on India.]

What does "all but universal" mean? That it's almost universal?

Thanks.
 
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