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BRAHMA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Brahma mean? 

BRAHMA (noun)
  The noun BRAHMA has 2 senses:

1. the Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon
2. 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

  Familiarity information: BRAHMA used as a noun is rare.


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BRAHMA (noun)


Sense 1Brahma [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Hindu deity (a deity worshipped by the Hindus)

Holonyms ("Brahma" is a member of...):

Trimurti (the triad of divinities of later Hinduism)


Sense 2Brahma [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Bos indicus; Brahma; Brahman; Brahmin

Hypernyms ("Brahma" is a kind of...):

bovine (any of various members of the genus Bos)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Brahma"):

zebu (domesticated ox having a humped back and long horns and a large dewlap; used chiefly as a draft animal in India and east Asia)

Holonyms ("Brahma" is a member of...):

Bos; genus Bos (wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini)


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