Rig veda

Rig-Veda

[rig-vey-duh, -vee-duh]
noun Hinduism.
one of the Vedas, a collection of 1028 hymns, dating from not later than the second millennium b.c.
Also, Rigveda.
Compare Veda.


Origin:
< Sanskrit ṛgveda

Rigvedic [rig-vey-dik, -vee-] , adjective
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Rig-Veda (rɪɡˈveɪdə, -ˈviːdə)
 
n
a compilation of 1028 Hindu poems dating from 2000 bc or earlier
 
[C18: from Sanskrit rigveda, from ric song of praise + Veda]

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Rig veda
1776, from Skt. rigveda, from rg- "song, praise, knowledge" + veda "knowledge." A thousand hymns, orally transmitted, probably dating from before 1000 B.C.E.
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