- the supreme and eternal essence or spirit of the universe in Hinduism
- a member of the Hindu priestly caste, the highest of the castes
- a breed of domestic cattle developed from the zebu of India and having a large hump over the shoulders: it is well adapted to hot climates, as of the South and Southwest, and is used in crossbreeding for beef cattle
Origin of BrahmanHindi from Sanskrit br?hmana from brahman, worship, prayer
- also Brah·ma Hinduism a. The divine and absolute power of being that is the source and sustainer of the universe.b. The divine universal consciousness pervading the universe and sustaining the souls of individual persons; Atman.c. A religious formula or prayer and the holy or sacred power in it and in the officiating priest.
- Variant of Brahmin
- also Brah·ma or Brah·min Any of a breed of beef cattle developed in the southern United States from stock originating in India and having a hump between the shoulders and a pendulous dewlap. They can tolerate heat and are often used for crossbreeding.
Variant of Brahmin
Origin of BrahmanSanskrit brahma brahma&nlowdot;- Senses 2 and 3, from Sanskrit brāhma&nlowdot;a- Brahmanic from brahmā brahma&nlowdot;- Brahman ; see Brahma1.
- Brah·man′ic Brah·man′i·cal