Brahma

Definitions

  • two men in turbans and what looks like a brahma cow with a flowered wreath around its neck
    two men in turbans and what looks like a brahma cow with a flowered wreath around its neck
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Brahma 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 Brahma the Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brahma (Zoöl) 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.
    • Brahma (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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Brahma In Hindu religion, the highest object of philosophic adoration; the impersonal and absolute divinity; the ineffable essence of the sacred. Also Brama.
    • n Brahma In later Hindu religion or theosophy, the personified Brahm; the divinity conceived as a god; the creator. Unknown in the older sacred literature, Brahma becomes by degrees an object of adoration to the Brahmans, and is artificially combined into a trimurti or trinity with Vishnu and Siva, being regarded as Creator, while Vishnu is Preserver, and Siva is Destroyer. Brahma was never worshiped by the people, and only one temple sacred to him is known. By modern Hindus he is represented as a red-colored figure, with four heads and four arms, and often accompanied by his vehicle, the swan.
    • n Brahma A variety of the domestic hen, of large size, belonging to the Asiatic class. The light brahmas are white and black in color, the black appearing on the hackle feathers as a rich stripe, heavier in the hen than in the cock, and also in the wing-primaries, the upper web of the secondaries, and in the tail, the sickles of the cock being glossy green-black. The dark brahma cock shows a breast of solid black or black mottled with white, hackle and saddle silver-white, wing-bows white, wing-bars green-black, primaries and secondaries black edged with white, tail glossy green-black; while the hen is of a uniform gray color, each feather penciled with darker gray, or black. The brahmas have pea-combs and feathered legs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Brahman

Usage

In literature:

In the depths of midwinter, the white Arctic fox has a wool fur to his feet like a brahma chicken.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
The most important of the former are Brahma, Visnu and Shiva, and of the latter Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
The highest caste, according to popular belief, descended from Brahma's mouth, this is the priestly class.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
For his motto he goes to India, and quotes the Brahma Somaj.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The Brahmas, Cochins and Langshans stand in high regard as economical meat producers.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Brahma represents the creative power; Vishnu the preserving power, and Siva the destroying power.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
The same hymn speaks of the evolution of qualities of Brahma.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
It is composed of A, the name of Vishnu; of O, that of Siva; and of M, that of Brahma.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
In 1830 he organized the society known as the Brahma Samaj.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
I think that perhaps you will find the Brahma cattle even more prolific than the Herefords.
"Florida: An Ideal Cattle State" by Florida State Live Stock Association
Rig Veda, asserted to have been revealed by Brahma, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Although the large Brahmas and Cochins are originally of the same stock, no bantams of the colors of the Brahmas have come from China.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
The inhabitants of those fanciful regions are called Brahmas, or perfect.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
The Brahmas, Cochins, and Langshans are the chief breeds.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Neither the gods, nor e'en Brahma, From him their praise withhold.
"The Buddha's Path of Virtue" by Frank Lee Woodward
Who does not see in these four deities a perfect resemblance to the Vazus, of the worshipers of Brahma?
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
What great things hath your Brahma done?
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
The Eternal first created Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, then Mozazor, and all the multitude of the angels.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Was there a Brahma, who really gave himself out as a prophet and son of God?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Brahma was a fantastic monster in the peninsula of India.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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In poetry:

Thus the East answers my appeal,
Denies, and so illudes, my want.
Alas! Could I but cease to feel,
Brahma should be my Hierophant.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Brahma and Buddha, what have they
To offer to my shoreless search?
``Let Contemplation be,'' they say,
``Your ritual, Nothingness your Church.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
There are His works and His veils and His shadows;
But where is He then? by what name is He known?
Is He Brahma or Vishnu? a man or a woman?
Bodies or bodiless? twin or alone?
"Who" by Sri Aurobindo
Mid terrors dinned
Gods too came conquerors from your Ind,
The book of Brahma throve;
They came like to the scythed car,
Westward they rolled their empire far,
Of night their purple wove.
"The New Zealot To The Sun" by Herman Melville

In news:

'Yarn bombing' shrouds Pierce College's Brahma Bull in warm, fuzzy stitching.
Eleroo & The Brahma Bullfinch .
Rush Drop 2-1 Decision to Brahmas on Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.
Wichita Thunder ends Brahmas' homestand with a thud .
Hempstead had beaten the Brahmas 35-13 in the regular season.
Klempa Nets a Pair as Bees Beat Brahmas.
The top-seeded Brahmas (28-0) will try to make it three years in a row against the No.
On Saturday night, the Thunder scored three-unanswered goals in the final frame and walked out of INTRUST Bank Arena with a 5-4 win over the Fort Worth Brahmas (6-7-2).
On Saturday night, the Thunder scored three-unanswered goals in the final frame and walked out of INTRUST Bank Arena with a 5- 4 win over the Fort Worth Brahmas (6-7-2).
FW Brahmas 2 Rapid City 1.
Brahmas' Broadus eager to prove his worth.
Berlin Intermediate School students took a musical adventure around the world with Nada Brahma, a musical duo from Baltimore.
The Knights (11-2) and the Brahmas (12-1) meet in the regional final more.
The brew (small-bubbled Brahma ) rests in iceberg-cold tanks for at least two days to settle the head.
Brahmas overwhelm Wolves Nov 4.
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In science:

At the end of his own text, Āryabhaṭa thanks Brahmā (Brahma or Paitāmaha Siddhānta), indicating that he was connected to an existing tradition. An early version of the Paitāmaha Siddhānta is preserved in the sixth century summary of five siddhāntas by Varāhamihira.
Aryabhata's Mathematics
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