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Brahman

noun Brah·man \ˈbrä-mən; 2 is ˈbrā-, ˈbrä-, ˈbra-\

Simple Definition of Brahman

  • : a member of the highest priestly class of Hindu society

  • : an educated person who belongs to a high social class

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Brahman

  1. 1 a :  a Hindu of the highest caste traditionally assigned to the priesthood b :  1brahma 2

  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. 3 usually Brahmin :  a person of high social standing and cultivated intellect and taste <Boston Brahmans>

Brahmanic play \brä-ˈma-nik\ or Brahmanical play \-ni-kəl\ adjective

Examples of brahman in a sentence

  1. She was the daughter of a Boston Brahmin.



Variants of brahman

or Brahmin play \ˈbrä-mən; 2 is ˈbrā-, ˈbrä-, ˈbra-\

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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