1 of 2

noun (1)

Brah·​ma ˈbrä-mə How to pronounce Brahma (audio)
: the creator god of the Hindu sacred triad compare shiva, vishnu
: the ultimate ground of all being in Hinduism


2 of 2

noun (2)

Brah·​ma ˈbrā-mə How to pronounce Brahma (audio)
ˈbra- How to pronounce Brahma (audio)

Examples of Brahma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The Buddhist pictured God the way Hindus conceived of Brahma or Shiva, or the ancient Greeks imagined Zeus or Athena, the former missionary says. Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 This was because Jalandhar, born from Shiva’s third eye, had previously won a boon from the god Brahma that his wife’s chastity would keep him invincible in any battle. Holly Walters, The Conversation, 4 Aug. 2023 Water: Asia’s New Battleground By Brahma Chellaney Georgetown University Press, 2011, 400 pp. MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925–1975 By Chalmers Johnson Stanford University Press, 1982, 412 pp. Foreign Affairs, 6 Sep. 2022 His silly on-air stunts included milking a Brahma bull, eating massive amounts of food at the county fair, performing onstage at SeaWorld, reporting as motorcycles spun around him at the circus, crashing into a row of chairs on an ice rink and getting tackled by teen football players. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2021 This temple is dedicated to the three faces of God: the creator (Brahma), the preserver (Vishnu) and the destroyer (Shiva). Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 14 May 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'Brahma.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


Noun (1)

Sanskrit brahman

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brahma was in 1690

Dictionary Entries Near Brahma

Cite this Entry

“Brahma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on Brahma

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!