Brah"man (?), Brah"min (?), n.; pl. Brahmans, Brahmins. [Skr. Brahmana (cf. Brahman worship, holiness; the God Brahma, also Brahman): cf. F. Brahmane, Brachmane, Bramine, L. Brachmanae, -manes, -mani, pl., Gr. , pl.]

A person of the highest or sacerdotal caste among the Hindoos.

Brahman bull Zool., the male of a variety of the zebu, or Indian ox, considered sacred by the Hindoos.


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