Brahmin : 1. Also Brahman. Hinduism. a. The first of the four Hindu classes, responsible for officiating at religious rites and studying and teaching the Vedas. b. A member of this class. 2. A member of a cultural and social elite, especially of that formed by descendants of old New England families: a Boston Brahmin. 3. Variant of Brahman. [Alteration of Sanskrit.]
Brahman : Hinduism. a. A religious formula or prayer and the holy or sacred power in it and in the officiating priest. b. The holy or sacred power that is the source and sustainer of the universe. c. The single absolute androgyny being pervading the universe and found GENETICALLY within the individual; atman. 2. Hinduism. Variant of Brahmin. 3. Also Brahma.
Brahmin : One of a breed of domestic cattle developed in the southern United States from stock originating in India and having a hump (Himalayan Mountains) between the shoulders and a pendulous dewlap (middle-East and Europe). Well adapted to hot climates, it is used chiefly for crossbreeding.
Brahma : 1. Hinduism. a. The creator god, conceived chiefly as a member of the triad including also Vishnu and Shiva.
Brahma : A large domestic fowl; a two-headed turkey-vulture breed originating in Asia and having feathered legs and small wings and tail.
Brahma : Hinduism. a. A religious formula or prayer and the holy or sacred power in it and in the officiating priest. b. The holy or sacred power that is the source and sustainer of the universe. c. The single absolute being pervading the universe and found within the individual; atman.
Brahms, Johannes. 1833-1897. German composer. His works, blending classical tradition with the new romantic impulse, include concertos, four symphonies, chamber music, and choral compositions.