Brahma

Brah"ma

(), n. [See Brahman.] 1. (Hindu Myth.) 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.
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According to the Hindu 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 (with the final a long), Vishnu, and Siva, are emanations or manifestations of Brahma the Divine Essence.
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2. (Zol.) 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.
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Brah"man

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Brah"min

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pl. Brahmans, Brahmins.
[Skr. Brhmana (cf. Brahman worship, holiness; the God Brahma, also Brahman): cf. F. Brahmane, Brachmane, Bramine, L. Brachmanae, -manes, -mani, pl., Gr. , pl.] 1. A person of the highest or sacerdotal caste among the Hindus.
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Brahman bull (Zol.), the male of a variety of the zebu, or Indian ox, considered sacred by the Hindus.
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2. a person from an old, respected, and usually wealthy family who has considerable social or political influence; -- a term used especially in New England; as, a Boston brahmin.
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