Associations to the word «Brahmin»


BRAHMIN, noun. A member of the Hindu priestly caste, one of the four varnas or social groups based on occupation in ancient Hindu society.
BRAHMIN, noun. One who has realized or attempts to realize Brahman, i.e. God or supreme knowledge.
BRAHMIN, noun. A scholar, teacher, priest, intellectual, researcher, scientist, knowledge-seeker, or knowledge worker.
BRAHMIN, noun. A social and cultural elite, especially in the New England region of the USA.
BRAHMIN, noun. A learned person of refined taste and mild manners.
BRAHMIN, adjective. Scholarly
BRAHMIN, noun. Alternative spelling of brahmin

Dictionary definition

BRAHMIN, noun. A member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family); "a Boston brahman".
BRAHMIN, noun. A member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas; "originally all brahmans were priests".
BRAHMIN, noun. The highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category.
BRAHMIN, noun. 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.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.