Also, Brahmin. a member of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus.
Compare Kshatriya, Shudra, Vaisya.
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.
any of several breeds of Indian cattle, especially a grayish, heat-resistant American breed raised chiefly in the Gulf States.
Historical Examples

Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
Sagas from the Far East Various
Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) Various
The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya Translator: George Thibaut
History of Religion Allan Menzies
Deccan Nursery Tales Charles Augustus Kincaid
History of Religion Allan Menzies
The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6) Max Duncker
The Buddha Paul Carus

noun (pl) -mans
(sometimes not capital) Also called (esp formerly) Brahmin. 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 Brahma1


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