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Brahma

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[ brah-muh ]
/ ˈbrɑ mə /
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noun Hinduism.
(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 Brahma

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First recorded in 1775–85; from Sanskrit Brahmā (masculine), Brahma (neuter), nominative singular of Brahman1

Other definitions for Brahma (2 of 3)

Brahma2
[ brey-muh, brah- ]
/ ˈbreɪ mə, ˈbrɑ- /

noun
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 birds of that breed were sent to England from a town on that river

Other definitions for Brahma (3 of 3)

Brahma3
[ brey-muh, brah- ]
/ ˈbreɪ mə, ˈbrɑ- /

noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for Brahma (1 of 2)

Brahma1
/ (ˈbrɑːmə) /

noun
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)

Word Origin for Brahma

from Sanskrit, from brahman praise

British Dictionary definitions for Brahma (2 of 2)

Brahma2
/ (ˈbrɑːmə, ˈbreɪ-) /

noun
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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