BRAHMANIC

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 (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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