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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hinduism The creator god, conceived chiefly as a member of the triad including also Vishnu and Shiva.
  • n. Hinduism Variant of Brahman.
  • n. Variant of Brahman.
  • n. A large domestic fowl of a breed originating in Asia and having feathered legs and small wings and tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Hindu god (deva) of creation and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva.
  • proper n. A variant of Brahman.
  • n. A large domestic fowl from the Brahmaputra region of India.
  • n. A breed of Indian cattle, Bos indicus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The One First Cause; also, one of the triad of Hindu gods. The triad consists of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Siva, the Destroyer.
  • n. A valuable variety of large, domestic fowl, peculiar in having the comb divided lengthwise into three parts, and the legs well feathered. There are two breeds, the dark or penciled, and the light; -- called also Brahmapootra.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hindu religion, the highest object of philosophic adoration; the impersonal and absolute divinity; the ineffable essence of the sacred. Also Brama.
  • n. In later Hindu religion or theosophy, the personified Brahm; the divinity conceived as a god; the creator.
  • n. A variety of the domestic hen, of large size, belonging to the Asiatic class.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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
  • n. the Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon

Etymologies

Sanskrit brahmā, from brahma, prayer.
After Brahmaputra .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit ब्रह्मन् (bráhman) (Wiktionary)

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