brahman

Definitions of brahman
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n the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category

Synonyms:
brahmin
Type of:
varna
(Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)

n a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas

“originally all brahmans were priests”
Synonyms:
brahmin
Types:
smarta
one of a group of brahmans who uphold nonsectarian orthodoxy according to the Vedanta school of Hinduism
Type of:
Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani
a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India

n a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)

“a Boston brahman
Synonyms:
brahmin
Type of:
aristocrat, blue blood, patrician
a member of the aristocracy

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