Definitions for: Brahman


[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
[n] the highest of the four main Hindu castes: the priestly caste
[n] a member of the highest of the four Hindu castes; "originally all Brahmins were priests"
[n] a member of a social and cultural elite especially a descendant of an Old New England family; "a Boston Brahmin"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
Hindoos.

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

Synonyms: Bos indicus, Brahma, Brahmin, Brahmin, Brahmin

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

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