noun (1)
Brah·​ma | \ ˈbrä-mə How to pronounce Brahma (audio) \

Definition of Brahma

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the creator god of the Hindu sacred triad — compare shiva, vishnu
2 : the ultimate ground of all being in Hinduism


noun (2)
Brah·​ma | \ ˈbrā-mə How to pronounce Brahma (audio) , ˈbrä-, ˈbra- How to pronounce Brahma (audio) \

Definition of Brahma (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of Brahma

Noun (1)

1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Brahma

Noun (1)

Sanskrit brahman

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“Brahma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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