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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.]


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]


(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]


The all-pervading power.
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