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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brahma  \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 
  {Brahmapootra}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Brahma 
  n  1:  the  Creator;  one  of  the  three  major  deities  in  the  later 
  Hindu  pantheon  [syn:  {Brahma}] 
  2:  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  [syn:  {Brahman},  {Brahma}, 
  {Brahmin},  {Bos  indicus}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BRAHMA,  n.  He  who  created  the  Hindoos,  who  are  preserved  by  Vishnu 
  and  destroyed  by  Siva  --  a  rather  neater  division  of  labor  than  is 
  found  among  the  deities  of  some  other  nations.  The  Abracadabranese 
  for  example,  are  created  by  Sin,  maintained  by  Theft  and  destroyed  by 
  Folly.  The  priests  of  Brahma,  like  those  of  Abracadabranese  are  holy 
  and  learned  men  who  are  never  naughty. 
 
  O  Brahma,  thou  rare  old  Divinity, 
  First  Person  of  the  Hindoo  Trinity, 
  You  sit  there  so  calm  and  securely, 
  With  feet  folded  up  so  demurely  -- 
  You're  the  First  Person  Singular,  surely. 
  Polydore  Smith 
 
 




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