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

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Examples

  • The expanded passage that takes Madhvācārya's commentaries into account is: "Therefore, after having met the requirements for eligibility, the inquiry into brahman is to be undertaken."

    Deepak Sarma: Should Hindus Study Hinduism?

  • Not only were the brahmans the best educated Hindus they met, but also, more important, it was soon realized that among the Hindus the brahman was a much more "sacred" group than say the molla is among the Muslims, the rabbi among the Jews, or the priest among the Christians.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4

  • Anyway, you can take that same quote and wonder if it refers to bestiality and sucking a bull's penis - i.e., when they say "brahman," do they mean a member of the highest class of Hindus, or are they talking about a grayish, heat-resistant breed of Indian cattle?

    The Beautiful Kind - Work the Kinks OUT!

  • Anyway, you can take that same quote and wonder if it refers to bestiality and sucking a bull's penis - i.e., when they say "brahman," do they mean a member of the highest class of Hindus, or are they talking about a grayish, heat-resistant breed of Indian cattle?

    The Beautiful Kind - Work the Kinks OUT!

  • In other words, his perspective deviates from the core Vedic concepts of the individual atman as an emanation of the universal brahman.

    Michael Brenner: The Buddha As Icon

  • In other words, his perspective deviates from the core Vedic concepts of the individual atman as an emanation of the universal brahman.

    Michael Brenner: The Buddha As Icon

  • In other words, his perspective deviates from the core Vedic concepts of the individual atman as an emanation of the universal brahman.

    Michael Brenner: The Buddha As Icon

  • In other words, his perspective deviates from the core Vedic concepts of the individual atman as an emanation of the universal brahman.

    Michael Brenner: The Buddha As Icon

  • In other words, his perspective deviates from the core Vedic concepts of the individual atman as an emanation of the universal brahman.

    Michael Brenner: The Buddha As Icon

  • We didn't get it, we got a perfunctory, sound bite a day candidate who masked any personality he had to come off as a sober and boring Boston brahman.

    Kerry Launches New Phase In Senate Career

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  • Used figuratively to refer to a member of an elite class, such as "Boston brahman" Also brahmin.

    July 12, 2007