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Meaning of BRAHMAN

Pronunciation:  'brâmun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant grayish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
  2. [n]  the highest of the four main Hindu castes: the priestly caste
  3. [n]  a member of the highest of the four Hindu castes; "originally all Brahmins were priests"
  4. [n]  a member of a social and cultural elite especially a descendant of an Old New England family; "a Boston Brahmin"

BRAHMAN is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Bos indicus, Brahma, Brahmin, Brahmin, Brahmin
 See Also: aristocrat, blue blood, Bos, bovine, Brahman, Brahman, caste, genus Bos, Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani, patrician, zebu



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Brah"man\, Brahmin \Brah"min\, n.; pl. {Brahmans},
{Brahmins}. [Skr. Br[=a]hmana (cf. Brahman worship, holiness;
the God Brahma, also Brahman): cf. F. Brahmane, Brachmane,
Bramine, L. Brachmanae, -manes, -mani, pl., Gr. ?, pl.]
A person of the highest or sacerdotal caste among the

{Brahman bull} (Zo["o]l.), the male of a variety of the zebu,
   or Indian ox, considered sacred by the Hindoos.

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