Simple Definition of Brahman
: a member of the highest priestly class of Hindu society
: an educated person who belongs to a high social class
Full Definition of Brahman
1 a : a Hindu of the highest caste traditionally assigned to the priesthood b : 1brahma 2
2 : any of an Indian breed of humped cattle : zebu; especially : a large vigorous heat- and tick-resistant usually silvery-gray animal developed in the southern United States from the zebu and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
3 usually Brahmin : a person of high social standing and cultivated intellect and taste <Boston Brahmans>
Examples of brahman
She was the daughter of a Boston Brahmin.
Variants of brahman
Origin of brahman
Middle English Bragman inhabitant of India, from Latin Bracmanus, from Greek Brachman, from Sanskrit brāhmaṇa of the Brahman caste, from brahman Brahman
First Known Use: 15th century
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "Brahman"
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