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Definition of the noun brahman

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noun - plural: Brahmans

  1. a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)
  2. a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
    • example: originally all brahmans were priests
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of brahman: brahmin
    • more generic words: Hindoo / Hindu / Hindustani = a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
    • more specific word: smarta = one of a group of brahmans who uphold nonsectarian orthodoxy according to the Vedanta school of Hinduism
    • member of: brahmin = the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category
  3. the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of brahman: brahmin
    • more generic word: varna = the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups
    • member: brahmin = a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
  4. any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Bos indicus
    • synonyms of Brahman: Brahma / Brahmin
    • more generic word: bovine = any of various members of the genus Bos
    • more specific word: zebu = domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap
    • member of: Bos / genus Bos = wild and domestic cattle

Alternative definition of the noun brahman


  1. A member of the first of the four castes of Hinduism, a sacerdotal class.


Brahman is an emo band formed in 1995 in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan.


Brahman: In Hinduism, Brahman is "the unchanging reality amidst and beyond the world", which "cannot be exactly defined". It has been described in Sanskrit as Sat-cit-ānanda and as the highest reality.

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Google previewPhilosophical Questions (2000)

East and West by Bina Gupta, Jitendranath Mohanty

Brahman is a state of silent being; it is also a dynamic becoming. Brahman is...

saguna Brahman is an objectification of determinate spiritual experience (sauilealpa samadbi).

Google previewAdvaita Vedanta (1973)

A Philosophical Reconstruction by Eliot Deutsch

Brahman is a state of silent being; it is also a dynamic heeoming.

of spiritual experience without distinetion or determination (nirvikalpa samadhil; sugtum Brahman is an ohjeetifieation of determinate spiritual experience (savikalpa samadhii.

Google previewCreation Myths of the World: Parts I-II (2010)

by David Adams Leeming

Brahman For many Hindus, Brahman is the Absolute, the essence of anything that is.

Google previewHermeneutics and Hindu Thought: Toward a Fusion of Horizons (2008)

by Rita Sherma, Arvind Sharma

Brahman is a Sanskrit term that can be translated as “the expansive” or “that which makes things great.

Google previewIndian Philosophy

The Brahman is a sentient truth or reality and the Jiva is also a sentient truth or reality, and therefore Brahman and the Jiva do not possess...

Google previewMany Heads, Arms, and Eyes (1997)

Origin, Meaning, and Form of Multiplicity in Indian Art by Doris Srinivasan

However, even Brahman is influenced by the theory that creation is conception. Brahman IS the womb (yam), the source, the ultimate storehouse of all life. Utterly transcending any conceptual links with the phenomenal or the anthropomorphic, ...

Google previewEye to Eye (2001)

The Quest for the New Paradigm by Ken Wilber

Sri Ramana Maharshi had a perfect summary of the paradox of the ultimate: ''The world is illusory; Brahman alone is real; Brahman is the world.'' RV: So if you leave out any of those paradoxical aspects, you end up advocating one side of a ...

Google previewEthics and the History of Indian Philosophy (2007)

by Shyam Ranganathan

(Brahman is the highest entity on the Vedanta view, whose attainment on the part of the individual constitutes moksa.) Each of the...

Google previewPerspectives of Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy ...

Brahman is an independent reality that is supreme, and that is One without a second.

Google previewThe Divine Matrix (2006)

Creativity As Link Between East and West by Joseph A. Bracken

To quote Eliot Deutsch, “Brahman is that state which is when all subject~object distinctions are obliterated.

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