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Brahma

[brah-muh] /ˈbrɑ mə/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
Brahman (def 2).
2.
(in later Hinduism) “the Creator,” the first member of the Trimurti, with Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Sanskrit brahma, nominative singular of brahman

Brahma

[brey-muh, brah-] /ˈbreɪ mə, ˈbrɑ-/
noun
1.
one of a breed of large Asian chickens, having feathered legs and small wings and tail.
Origin
1850-55; short for Brahmaputra fowl, so called because brought to England from a town on that river

Brahma

[brey-muh, brah-] /ˈbreɪ mə, ˈbrɑ-/
noun
1.
a Brahman bull, steer, or cow.
Origin
1935-40; alteration of Brahman
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British Dictionary definitions for Brahma

Brahma1

/ˈbrɑːmə/
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 (sense 2)
Word Origin
from Sanskrit, from brahman praise

Brahma2

/ˈbrɑːmə; ˈbreɪ-/
noun
1.
a heavy breed of domestic fowl with profusely feathered legs and feet
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

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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