Brahmapootra
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. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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['a] (with the final a long), Vishnu, and Siva, are emanations or manifestations of Brahma the Divine Essence. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • brahmapootra — ˌbräməˈpü.trə, rȧm also pyü noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: from Brahmaputra or Brahmapootra river, India : brahma …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brahmapootra — n. river in southern Asia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brahmapootra — brah·ma·poo·tra …   English syllables

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Note: According to the Hindu… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ASSAM` —    (5,500), a province E. of Bengal, ceded to Britain after the Burmese war in 1826; being an alluvial plain, with ranges of hills along the Brahmapootra, 450 m. long and 50 broad; the low lands extremely fertile and productive, and the hills… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Brahma — n. 1 the Hindu Creator. 2 the supreme divine reality in Hindu belief. Etymology: Skr., = creator * * * Brahma shortened f. Brahmapootra …   Useful english dictionary

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