Brahman 1[brah-muh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural Brah·mans. Hinduism.
- Also . a member of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus.Compare , , .
- Also . the impersonal supreme being, the primal source and ultimate goal of all beings, with which Atman, when enlightened, knows itself to be identical.
Origin of Brahman 1 1475–85; Sanskrit brāhmaṇa (for def 1), brahman (for def 2) Related formsBrah·man·ic [brah-man-ik] /brɑˈmæn ɪk/, Brah·man·i·cal, adjectivenon-Brah·man·ic, adjectivenon-Brah·man·i·cal, adjective Brahman 2[brey-muh n, brah-] noun
- any of several breeds of Indian cattle, especially a grayish, heat-resistant American breed raised chiefly in the Gulf States.
Origin of Brahman 2 1935–40; special use ofpriest Related Words for brahman , , , , , Examples from the Web for brahman Historical Examples of brahman
At a rest-house by the way I noticed a Brahman, and went to see if he would listen.
The Brahman, still more sad, asked the Road to give him its opinion.
Little is said of earning a living; the Brahman is not to be worldly, but he is to be independent if he can.
The law of Manu hinges on the superiority of the Brahman over the other castes.
King of the Sakyas, you forget yourself, I am a Brahman and of noble birth.
British Dictionary definitions for brahman Brahman noun plural -mans
- Also called (esp formerly): Brahmin (sometimes not capital) a member of the highest or priestly caste in the Hindu caste system
- Hinduism the ultimate and impersonal divine reality of the universe, from which all being originates and to which it returns
- another name for
Derived FormsBrahmanic (brɑːˈmænɪk) or Brahmanical, adjectiveWord Origin for Brahman C14: from Sanskrit brāhmana, from brahman prayer Word Origin and History for brahman Brahman