[ uh-tahr-vuh-vey-duh, -vee-duh ]
/ əˈtɑr vəˈveɪ də, -ˈvi də /
one of the Samhitas, a collection of mantras and formulas, some showing pre-Vedic influence.
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Words nearby Atharva-Veda
, at hand
, at heart
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How to use Atharva-Veda in a sentence
When Veda kills Mildred's husband in a jealous rage, she pleads with her mother to take the rap.
Veda is the villain of the film, but Mildred isn't let off the hook, either.
"It's really your fault," Veda wails, and Mildred recognizes the kernel of truth in her accusation.
The peculiarity of the Atharva is its collection of magical incantations spells and fragments of folklore.
There appears to be no doubt that the style and language of the Atharva are later than those of the Rig.
The Atharva refers to some poets of the Rig (as certain hymnists in the Rig also do) as earlier men.
Last comes Atharva-Veda, not always regarded as a Veda properly speaking.
The same ideas precisely are found in the ninetieth hymn of the tenth book of the Rig-Veda.
British Dictionary definitions for Atharva-Veda
Hinduism the fourth and latest Veda, largely consisting of priestly spells and incantations
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