Brahma

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[brah-muh]
noun Hinduism.
  1. Brahman1(def 2).
  2. (in later Hinduism) “the Creator,” the first member of the Trimurti, with Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer.

Origin of Brahma

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1775–85; < Sanskrit brahma, nominative singular of brahman

Brahma

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[brey-muh, brah-]
noun
  1. one of a breed of large Asian chickens, having feathered legs and small wings and tail.

Origin of Brahma

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First recorded in 1850–55; short for Brahmaputra fowl, so called because brought to England from a town on that river

Brahma

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[brey-muh, brah-]
noun
  1. a Brahman bull, steer, or cow.

Origin of Brahma

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First recorded in 1935–40; alteration of Brahman
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Brahma

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noun
  1. a Hindu god: in later Hindu tradition, the Creator who, with Vishnu, the Preserver, and Shiva, the Destroyer, constitutes the triad known as the Trimurti
  2. another name for Brahman (def. 2)

Word Origin for Brahma

from Sanskrit, from brahman praise

Brahma

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noun
  1. a heavy breed of domestic fowl with profusely feathered legs and feet

Word Origin for Brahma

C19: shortened from Brahmaputra (river); from its having been imported originally from Lakhimpur, a town on the Brahmaputra
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Word Origin and History for brahma

Brahma

1785, from Sanskrit Brahma, nominative of Brahman, chief god of the trinity Brahma-Vishnu-Siva in post-Vedic Hindu religion (see brahmin).

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