- Brahman1(def 2).
- (in later Hinduism) “the Creator,” the first member of the Trimurti, with Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer.
Origin of Brahma1
1775–85; < Sanskrit brahma, nominative singular of brahman
- one of a breed of large Asian chickens, having feathered legs and small wings and tail.
Origin of Brahma2
First recorded in 1850–55; short for Brahmaputra fowl, so called because brought to England from a town on that river
- a Brahman bull, steer, or cow.
Origin of Brahma3
First recorded in 1935–40; alteration of Brahman
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And Brahma gave to this word the name, "Vishnu," that is to say, "he who preserves."
The Vaisyas, who constitute the third caste, issued from Brahma's belly.
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- 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
- another name for Brahman (def. 2)
from Sanskrit, from brahman praise
- a heavy breed of domestic fowl with profusely feathered legs and feet
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
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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