Definitions for: Brahma

[n] any of several breeds of Indian cattle; especially a large American heat and tick resistant grayish 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

Webster (1913) Definition: Brah"ma, n. [See Brahman.]
1. (Hindoo Myth.) The One First Cause; also, one of the triad
of Hindoo gods. The triad consists of Brahma, the Creator,
Vishnu, the Preserver, and Siva, the Destroyer.

Note: According to the Hindoo religious books, Brahma (with
the final a short), or Brahm, is the Divine Essence,
the One First Cause, the All in All, while the personal
gods, Brahm['a] (with the final a long), Vishnu, and
Siva, are emanations or manifestations of Brahma the
Divine Essence.

2. (Zo["o]l.) 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

Synonyms: Bos indicus, Brahman, Brahmin

See Also: Bos, bovine, genus Bos, Hindu deity, Trimurti, zebu

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