or Rig·ve·da

[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.

Compare Veda.

Origin of Rig-Veda

From the Sanskrit word ṛgveda
Related formsRig·ve·dic [rig-vey-dik, -vee-] /rɪgˈveɪ dɪk, -ˈvi-/, adjective
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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
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