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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brahman  \Brah"man\,  Brahmin  \Brah"min\,  n.;  pl  {Brahmans}, 
  {Brahmins}.  [Skr.  Br[=a]hmana  (cf.  Brahman  worship,  holiness; 
  the  God  Brahma,  also  Brahman):  cf  F.  Brahmane,  Brachmane, 
  Bramine,  L.  Brachmanae  -manes,  -mani,  pl.,  Gr  ?,  pl.] 
  A  person  of  the  highest  or  sacerdotal  caste  among  the 
  Hindoos. 
 
  {Brahman  bull}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  male  of  a  variety  of  the  zebu, 
  or  Indian  ox  considered  sacred  by  the  Hindoos. 




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