Brahmin

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A Brahmin (less often Brahman) is a member of the Hindu priestly caste, the highest in the Hindu caste system. The word is related to but not to be confused with Hindu religious conception of the transcendent and immanent super soul, "Brahman".

The word Brahmin literally means One who has realised or attempts to realise Brahman. According to the Purusha Sukta, the lyric sung to the glory of Vishnu, Brahmins are said to have come from the mouth of the Purusha.


In the United States, Boston Brahmin is a term often used to refer to the oldest families in Boston.


Brahmin is also the name for the two-headed cows in the Fallout universe.

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