Brahman

[brah-muhn]
noun, plural Brahmans. Hinduism.
1.
Also, Brahmin. a member of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus. Compare Kshatriya, Shudra, Vaisya.
2.
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.

Origin:
1475–85; < Sanskrit brāhmaṇa (def 1), brahman (def 2)

Brahmanic [brah-man-ik] , Brahmanical, adjective
non-Brahmanic, adjective
non-Brahmanical, adjective
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Brahman

[brey-muhn, brah-] ,
noun
any of several breeds of Indian cattle, especially a grayish, heat-resistant American breed raised chiefly in the Gulf States.

Origin:
1935–40; special use of Brahman priest

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Brahman (ˈbrɑːmən)
 
n , pl -mans
1.  (sometimes not capital) Also called (esp formerly): Brahmin a member of the highest or priestly caste in the Hindu caste system
2.  Hinduism the ultimate and impersonal divine reality of the universe, from which all being originates and to which it returns
3.  another name for Brahma
 
[C14: from Sanskrit brāhmana, from brahman prayer]
 
Brahmanic
 
adj
 
Brah'manical
 
adj

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Brahman
see brahmin.
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Atman is the soul, the individualized unit of consciousness emanating from brahman.
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