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Synonyms for brahman

a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)

a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas

the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category


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any of several breeds of Indian cattle

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(38) Sophia's sympathetic reaction to Hinduism is intensified by her boredom with the suits of male compatriots to the extent that only the author's apparent belief that Brahmans are necessarily celibate, and more conclusively the Brahman's death of a fever, save metropolitan sensibilities from the spectre of miscegenation.
And is Isaiah 44:6 God says: "I am the first, and I am the last." Again the close correspondence between this and the "un-beginning and unceasing" of what-is and Brahman's "without beginning, without end" is apparent.
From a Brahman's point of view, Hindu religious values are those values which they have created and which other people share.
But with the Brahmans come problems of reproductive efficiency, carcass quality, and to some extent, performance in the feedlot." Hammond hopes to find the admirable tropical toughness of the Brahman in some other breed, perhaps a Bos taurus, that doesn't share the Brahman's problems.
The subtlety of Samkara's phrasing, that such words are for teaching (pratipadana) (not "describing") Brahman's svarupa, and his rejection of the adjectival reading of such terms in Taittiriyopanisadbhasya 2.1.1 emerge in the careful reading recommended and sit better with point (iii) above.