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[trih-moo r-tee]
  1. (in later Hinduism) a trinity consisting of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer.
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Origin of Trimurti

1800–10; < Sanskrit trimūrti, equivalent to tri three + mūrti shape
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Historical Examples

  • And thus undoubtedly arose the Trimurti, or the celebrated Trinity.

    Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions

    T. W. Doane

  • This is the "trimurti" (trinity), composed of Brahma (creator), Vishnu (conservator), and Siva (destroyer).

British Dictionary definitions for trimurti


  1. the triad of the three chief gods of later Hinduism, consisting of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer, and Siva the Destroyer
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Word Origin

from Sanskrit, from tri three + mūrti form
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