[ brah-muhn ]
/ ˈbrɑ mən /
noun, plural Brah·mans.Hinduism.
Also Brahma. the impersonal supreme being, the primal source and ultimate goal of all beings, with which Atman, when enlightened, knows itself to be identical.
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Origin of Brahman1
1475–85; <Sanskrit brāhmaṇa (for def. 1), brahman (for def. 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM BrahmanBrah·man·ic [brah-man-ik], /brɑˈmæn ɪk/, Brah·man·i·cal, adjectivenon-Brah·man·ic, adjectivenon-Brah·man·i·cal, adjective
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[ brey-muhn, brah- ]
/ ˈbreɪ mən, ˈbrɑ- /
any of several breeds of Indian cattle, especially a grayish, heat-resistant American breed raised chiefly in the Gulf States.
Origin of Brahman2
1935–40; special use of Brahman
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British Dictionary definitions for 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
Derived forms of BrahmanBrahmanic (brɑːˈmænɪk) or Brahmanical, adjective
Word Origin for Brahman
C14: from Sanskrit brāhmana, from brahman prayer
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