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Brahma1

[brah-muh]
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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.
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Origin of Brahma1

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

Brahma2

[brey-muh, brah-]
noun
  1. one of a breed of large Asian chickens, having feathered legs and small wings and tail.
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Origin of Brahma2

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

Brahma3

[brey-muh, brah-]
noun
  1. a Brahman bull, steer, or cow.
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Origin of Brahma3

First recorded in 1935–40; alteration of Brahman
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Brahma1

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)
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Word Origin

from Sanskrit, from brahman praise

Brahma2

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

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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