Main definitions of brahma in English

: brahma1Brahma2

brahma1

noun

  • short for brahmaputra
    • ‘The only Asiatic breed of significance today, the Brahma, which originated in India, has three varieties.’
    • ‘Brahmas arrived in the UK around 1840-1850.’
    • ‘Brahmas are gentle giants with feathered legs and feet.’

Pronunciation

brahma

/ˈbrɑːmə/

Main definitions of brahma in English

: brahma1Brahma2

Brahma2

proper noun

  • 1The creator god in Hinduism, who forms a triad with Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma was an important god of late Vedic religion, but has been little worshipped since the 5th century AD.

  • 2

    another term for Brahman (sense 2)
    • ‘"It is not enough," concludes Schuon, "to know that Brahma is Reality, the world is appearance.’
    • ‘Though the Brahma and Shiva principles are still in existence, we will explore this in just a moment.’

Origin

From Sanskrit brahman.

Pronunciation

Brahma

/ˈbrɑːmə/