HyperDic: brahmin

English > 4 senses of the word brahmin / Brahmin:
NOUNperson brahmin, brahmana member of a social and cultural / cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)
person brahmin, brahmana member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
groupbrahmin, brahmanthe highest of the four varnas
animalBrahmin, Brahman, Brahma, Bos indicusany of several breeds of Indian cattle
brahmin / Brahmin > pronunciation
Soundsbraa'mihn
RhymesAdrenalin ... zeppelin / Zeppelin: 223 rhymes with ihn...
English > brahmin: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA member of a social and cultural / cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family).
Synonymbrahman
Broaderaristocrat, blue blood, patricianA member of the aristocracy
Adjectivesbrahminic, brahminicalof or relating to or characteristic of a brahmin / brahmin
English > brahmin: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas.
Synonymbrahman
Member ofbrahman, brahminThe highest of the four varnas
NarrowersmartaOne of a group of brahmans who uphold nonsectarian orthodoxy according to the Vedanta school of Hinduism
BroaderHindu, Hindoo, HindustaniA native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
Spanishbrahman, brahmán
Catalanbraman
Adjectivesbrahminic, brahminicalof or relating to or characteristic of a brahmin / brahmin
English > brahmin: 4 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningThe highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category.
Synonymbrahman
Membersbrahman, brahminA member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
Broadervarna(Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
Adjectivesbrahminic, brahminicalof or relating to or characteristic of a brahmin / brahmin
English > Brahmin: 4 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningAny 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.
SynonymsBrahman, Brahma, Bos indicus
Member ofBos, genus Boswild and domestic cattle
Narrowerzebudomesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap
BroaderbovineAny of various members of the genus Bos

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