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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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New Delhi [India], Nov 23 ( ANI ): Congress President Rahul Gandhi broke his silence on Friday over Dr CP Joshi's controversial remark stating only Brahmans can talk about Hinduism.
Pushyamitra Shung, a Brahman, the Chief Commander of Ashoka's grandson Brihadrath, led the counter revolution.
Krissa Madalogdog led the 0-4 Lady Brahmans with nine points.
Fourty-five Brahman bulls were sold for an average of N$34,956 and a highest price of N$63,000, paid by AP de Jager for a bull of Hagen Eggert.
Its Hindu rulers donated vast land to Brahmans, funding temple construction, financing temple rituals.
Compared with his Brahmans team-mates, he has a relatively placid job.
In the covering letter sent to Hastings with the poem, Halhed attempts to account for the violence of his animus against modern Brahmans:
While it is common for Brahmans to have jobs in the secular world, many take on their prescribed religious responsibilities when they are older.
I will restrict myself to one example, concerning the most obvious question: could brahmans be subjected to corporal and, especially, capital punishment?
The space coded 10 represents those religious values held by Brahmans and no one else, the space coded 11 represents those values shared by Brahmans and Sudras, the space 01 those values held by Sudras and no one else, and 00 is the residual category.
He was born into an illustrious family of Brahmans. Orphaned at 14, for some years he traveled adventurously with a group of colorful friends (including his two half brothers by a lower-caste woman, a snake doctor, a goldsmith, a gambler, and a musician).
I have devoted a separate study(1) to the question of how far the account in the Alexander Romance of Alexander's meeting with the Naked Philosophers, later known as Brahmans, rests on genuine information about India.
Justine Dorog's open hit found the spot to lift the Lady Maroons to 2-1 in Group A of the preseason tournament while the Lady Brahmans stayed winless at 0-3.