ब्रह्मन्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "growth", "expansion", "evolution", "development", "swelling of the spirit or soul", from the verbal root बृंहति (√bṛh, to increase, grow, expand).

Noun[edit]

ब्रह्मन् (bráhmann

  1. pious effusion or utterance, outpouring of the heart in worshipping the gods, prayer
  2. the sacred word (as opp. to वाच् (vāc), the word of man), the Veda, a sacred text, a text or mantra used as a spell
  3. the Brahmana portion of the Veda
  4. the sacred syllable Om
  5. religious or spiritual knowledge
  6. holy life (especially continence, chastity)
  7. the class of men who are the repositories and communicators of sacred knowledge, the Brahminical caste as a body (rarely an individual Brahmin)
  8. food
  9. wealth
  10. final emancipation

Noun[edit]

ब्रह्मन् (bráhmanm

  1. one who prays, a devout or religious man, a Brahmin who is a knower of Vedic texts or spells, one versed in sacred knowledge
  2. one of the 4 principal priests or ritvijs
  3. an inhabitant of Brahma's heaven
  4. the sun
  5. the Veda
  6. the intellect
  7. name of a star
  8. name of the 9th Muhurta

Proper noun[edit]

ब्रह्मन् (bráhmanm

  1. Brahma or the one impersonal universal Spirit manifested as a personal Creator and as the first of the triad of personal gods.

Proper noun[edit]

ब्रह्मन् (bráhmann

  1. Brahma or one self-existent impersonal Spirit, the one universal Soul.