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Brahman (bräˑ·mn),

n.pr according to Vedic tradition, the “soul of the Universe,” or the undivided pure consciousness.

Brahman

silver-gray, humped cattle created as a breed in the southern USA from cattle imported from India at the beginning of the 20th century. As a breed they may have had minor infusions of blood from the British breeds.
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Brahman cows with calves sold for excellent prices.
The nearest Brahman lowered its head and eyeballed Sarah.
At one point it might be the Brahman, at another it might be the Muslim population that was promoted, depending on who was the least trouble to deal with at any particular time.
Rivals The Pirates are more Black beard than Jack Sparrow but the Brahmans are named after a tough Outback bull capable of piercing a pick-up truck.
The children born from the liaison between a devadasi and a Brahman may or may not get their fathers' surnames (which is in fact a caste name); many Brahmans gave their surname to the children born from relations with devadasi, and today in Goa men without obvious blood relations with Brahman families bear the surnames of such families, given to their fathers, grandfathers or great-grandfathers by a Brahman who had a lifetime relationship with a devadasi.
The greater ritual purity of the Brahmans was generally associated with a metaphysical speculation of a higher order by those Westerners intent upon discovering in Hinduism either a species of monotheism or something approximating to deism.
In other words, Brahmanic values deny the existence of Sudra values not shared by Brahmans (the space coded 01) and all other non-Brahmanic, non-Sudra religious values in the Universe of discourse.
Forty two female animals were sold for an average N$12,000, with the highest price of N$31,000 paid by Willem Groenewald for a Brahman cow of Ebbi Fischer.
The Brahman is a sturdy cattle breed and well adapted to life in the subtropics.
A small example of Ramirez's interest in historical geography: he is able (by analysing the lists of candidates in the 1991 election for the whole of the middle hills excluding the Kathmandu Valley) to advance the novel and highly interesting observation that the number of Brahman thars increases as you go from west to east whereas the number of Chetri thars decreases--an interesting phenomenon that he attempts to explain in terms of the different significance of thar names for Bahuns and Chetris (p.
1) Quigley is appalled by Dumont's assumption that brahmans are categorically priests, and are therefore of top rank, and that caste is therefore a religious institution - all false assertions shared by many other writers on caste, both scholarly and popular.
Brahmans are more resistant to heat and pests than are breed types that evolved in more temperate climates.