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[sah-muh-vey-duh, -vee-duh]
noun Hinduism.
  1. one of the Samhitas, a collection of mantras and tunes used in connection with the Rig-Veda.
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Historical Examples

  • One of the four Vedas, namely, the Sama-Veda, entirely consists of hymns.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

    Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky

British Dictionary definitions for sama-veda


  1. Hinduism the third Veda containing the rituals for sacrifices
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Word Origin

C18: from Sanskrit sāman a chant + Veda
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