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Brah·ma 1

1. Hinduism
a. The creator god, conceived chiefly as a member of the triad including also Vishnu and Shiva.
b. Variant of Brahman..
2. Variant of Brahman..

[Sanskrit brahmā, from brahma, prayer.]

Brah·ma 2

also brah·ma  (brä′mə, brā′-)
A large domestic chicken of a breed originating in Asia, having feathered legs, small wings, and a short tail.

[After Brahmaputra.]
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1. (Hinduism) 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. (Hinduism) another name for Brahman2
[from Sanskrit, from brahman praise]


(ˈbrɑːmə; ˈbreɪ-)
(Animals) 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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(ˈbrɑ mə)

2. “the Creator,” the first member of the Hindu Trimurti, with Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer.
[1775–85; < Skt brahma, nominative singular of brahman]


(ˈbreɪ mə, ˈbrɑ-)

n., pl. -mas.
one of a breed of large Asian chickens, having feathered legs and small wings and tail.


(ˈbreɪ mə, ˈbrɑ-)

n., pl. -mas.
a Brahman bull, steer, or cow.
[1935–40; alter. of Brahman]
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Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Brahma - the CreatorBrahma - the Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon
Trimurti - the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
2.Brahma - any of several breeds of Indian cattleBrahma - any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant greyish humped breed evolved in the Gulf States by interbreeding Indian cattle and now used chiefly for crossbreeding
Bos, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
bovine - any of various members of the genus Bos
zebu - domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia
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References in classic literature ?
The Ganges, according to the legends of the Ramayana, rises in heaven, whence, owing to Brahma's agency, it descends to the earth.
These were fervent Brahmins, the bitterest foes of Buddhism, their deities being Vishnu, the solar god, Shiva, the divine impersonation of natural forces, and Brahma, the supreme ruler of priests and legislators.
When Brahma, or the God of Gods, saith the Shaster, resolved to recreate the world after one of its periodical dissolutions, he gave birth to Vishnoo, to preside over the work; but the Vedas, or mystical books, whose perusal would seem to have been indispensable to Vishnoo before beginning the creation, and which therefore must have contained something in the shape of practical hints to young architects, these Vedas were lying at the bottom of the waters; so Vishnoo became incarnate in a whale, and sounding down in him to the uttermost depths, rescued the sacred volumes.
Lascar Sailor By Brahma! boys, it'll be douse sail soon.
Teachers, you must watch her: keep your eyes on her movements, weigh well her words, scrutinise her actions, punish her body to save her soul: if, indeed, such salvation be possible, for (my tongue falters while I tell it) this girl, this child, the native of a Christian land, worse than many a little heathen who says its prayers to Brahma and kneels before Juggernaut--this girl is--a liar!"
there I meet the servant of the Bramin, priest of Brahma and Vishnu and Indra, who still sits in his temple on the Ganges reading the Vedas, or dwells at the root of a tree with his crust and water jug.
The birds that the two girls had brought in were duly returned to the yard, and the process was repeated till all the pet cocks and hens had been submitted to the old woman--Hamburghs, Bantams, Cochins, Brahmas, Dorkings, and such other sorts as were in fashion just then--her perception of each visitor being seldom at fault as she received the bird upon her knees.
Those seeking a modicum of calm in their lives can now do so by joining the :Creating Calm in Chaos' programme organised by Brahma Kumaris this weekend.
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mehmud Khan Thursday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in Akbar train accident, landsliding in Swat and bus accident on motorway near Brahma Interchange.
PESHAWAR -- Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mehmud Khan Thursday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in Akbar train accident, landsliding in Swat and bus accident on motorway near Brahma Interchange.
ATTOCK -- Ten persons died while 12 received multiple injuries after a Lahore-bound bus coming from Mingora (Swat) turned turtle at midnight near Brahma Bahtar interchange, Hasanabadal.