Brahman
Brahman 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.] 1. A person of the highest or sacerdotal caste among the Hindus. [1913 Webster]

{Brahman bull} (Zo["o]l.), the male of a variety of the zebu, or Indian ox, considered sacred by the Hindus. [1913 Webster]

2. a person from an old, respected, and usually wealthy family who has considerable social or political influence; -- a term used especially in New England; as, a Boston brahmin. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Brahman — ( IAST|bráhman , nominative IAST|bráhma sa. ब्रह्म) is a concept of Hinduism. Brahman is the unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything beyond in… …   Wikipedia

  • Brahman — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Brahman puede hacer referencia a varios conceptos: Hinduismo Brahman: idea hinduista del Dios sin forma. También llamado Brahmá (aunque no se lo debe confundir con el dios hindú Brahmá, de cuatro cabezas). También… …   Wikipedia Español

  • brahman — ● brahman Mot sanskrit qui désigne, dans la pensée hindoue, l absolu dont tout procède, fondement et cause ultime de tout ce qui existe. ⇒BRAHMAN, subst. masc. Dans le Veda, principe de l efficacité magique des actes rituels (Foi t. 1 1968) : • 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Brahmán — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Brahmán puede referirse a: Un brahmán (en sánscrito brāhmana), persona perteneciente a la casta sacerdotal del hinduismo, llamado también bráhmana; Un brahmán, uno de los cuatro tipos de sacerdotes védicos, que… …   Wikipedia Español

  • brahman — BRAHMÁN, Ă, brahmani, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Membru al castei sacerdotale, consideraţi prima dintre cele patru caste (castă) indiene; preot al lui Brahma. 2. adj. Brahmanic. – Din fr. brahmane. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • Brahman — bezeichnet: Brahman (Philosophie), zentraler Begriff der indischen Philosophie: die Weltseele Brahmane, ein Priester, Gelehrter, höchste indische Kaste Brahma, einer der hinduistischen Hauptgötter, neben Vishnu und Shiva Brahmana, indische Ritual …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brahman — bràhmān m <G brahmána> DEFINICIJA hind. 1. (Brahman, Brahma) a. prema Vedama impersonalno najviše biće, izvorište i krajnji cilj svih bića koji Atman dosiže nakon što doživi Prosvjetljenje; izvorište vjerovanja o selidbi duša b. prema… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Brahman — UK [ˈbrɑːmən] / US [ˈbrɑmən] or Brahmin UK [ˈbrɑːmɪn] / US [ˈbrɑmɪn] noun [countable] Word forms Brahman : singular Brahman plural Brahmans a Hindu who belongs to the highest caste (= social class), in which men were traditionally priests • See:… …   English dictionary

  • bràhmān — m 〈G brahmána〉 hind. 1. {{001f}}(Brahman, Brahma) a. {{001f}}prema Vedama impersonalno najviše biće, izvorište i krajnji cilj svih bića koji Atman dosiže nakon što doživi Prosvjetljenje; izvorište vjerovanja o selidbi duša b. {{001f}}prema… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • brahmán — (Del ár. clás. barahman, este del persa barahman, y este del sánscr. bráhman, cuerpo de teólogos). m. Miembro de la primera de las cuatro castas tradicionales de la India …   Diccionario de la lengua española

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”