Rig-Veda

or Rig·ve·da

[ rig-vey-duh, -vee-duh ]
/ rɪgˈveɪ də, -ˈvi də /

noun Hinduism.

one of the Vedas, a collection of 1028 hymns, dating from not later than the second millennium b.c.
Compare Veda.

Origin of Rig-Veda

From the Sanskrit word ṛgveda

Related forms

Rig·ve·dic [rig-vey-dik, -vee-] /rɪgˈveɪ dɪk, -ˈvi-/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rig veda

Rig-Veda

/ (rɪɡˈveɪdə, -ˈviːdə) /

noun

a compilation of 1028 Hindu poems dating from 2000 bc or earlier

Word Origin for Rig-Veda

C18: from Sanskrit rigveda, from ric song of praise + Veda
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012