Veda

Veda

[vey-duh, vee-]
noun Hinduism.
1.
Sometimes, Vedas. the entire body of Hindu sacred writings, chief among which are four books, the Rig-Veda, the Sama-Veda, the Atharva-Veda, and the Yajur-Veda.
2.
Also called Samhita. each of these four books.
3.
Vedas, these four books, along with the Brahmanas and Upanishads.

Origin:
< Sanskrit

Vedaic [vi-dey-ik] , adjective
Vedaism [vey-duh-iz-uhm, vee-] , noun
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Veda (ˈveɪdə)
 
n
any or all of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism, esp the Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda
 
[C18: from Sanskrit: knowledge; related to veda I know]
 
Vedaic
 
adj
 
Vedaism
 
n

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Veda
ancient sacred Hindu book, 1734, from Skt. veda "knowledge, sacred book," from root vid- "to know," from PIE base *weid- "to see" (related to wit, and to Avestan vaeda "I know," L. videre "to see;" see vision). The books are the Rig-, Yajur-, Sama-, and Atharva-veda.
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