Brahma

Brahma

[brah-muh]
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:
1775–85; < Sanskrit brahma, nominative singular of brahman

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Brahma

[brey-muh, brah-]
noun
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-]
noun
a Brahman bull, steer, or cow.

Origin:
1935–40; alteration of Brahman

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Brahma1 (ˈbrɑːmə)
 
n
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
 
[from Sanskrit, from brahman praise]

Brahma2 (ˈbrɑːmə, ˈbreɪ-)
 
n
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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Brahma
1785, from Skt. Brahma, nom. of Brahman, chief god of the trinity Brahma-Vishnu-Siva in post-Vedic Hindu religion (see brahmin).
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