Brahman meaning

brämən
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The supreme and eternal essence or spirit of the universe in Hinduism.
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Of or relating to the caste of Brahmans.
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A member of the Hindu priestly caste, the highest of the castes.
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A member of the first of the four castes of Hinduism, a sacerdotal class.
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A member of the highest of the four major castes of traditional Indian society, responsible for officiating at religious rites and studying and teaching the Vedas.
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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.
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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.
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Origin of brahman

  • Sanskrit brahma brahmaṇ- Senses 2 and 3, from Sanskrit brāhmaṇa- Brahmanic from brahmā brahmaṇ- Brahman Brahma1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition