Literally “growth”, “expansion”, “creation”, “development”, “swelling of the spirit or soul”, from the verbal root बृंहति (bṛṃhati), बृह् (√bṛh, “to increase, grow, expand”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (“to become high, rise, elevate”). Exact cognate of Latin flāmen (“priest”). .
ब्रह्मन् • (bráhman) m
- Brahma or the one impersonal universal Spirit manifested as a personal Creator and as the first of the triad of personal gods.
ब्रह्मन् • (bráhman) n
- pious effusion or utterance, outpouring of the heart in worshipping the gods, prayer
- 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
- the Brahmana portion of the Veda
- the sacred syllable om
- ब्राह्मण (brāhmaṇa)