Meaning of Brahman


Pronunciation: (brä'mun), [key]
— pl. -mans.
  1. a member of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus. Cf. Kshatriya, Shudra, Vaisya.
  2. the impersonal supreme being, the primal source and ultimate goal of all beings, with which Atman, when enlightened, knows itself to be identical.


Pronunciation: (brā'mun, brä'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several breeds of Indian cattle, esp. a grayish, heat-resistant American breed raised chiefly in the Gulf States.
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