[ vey-duh, vee- ]
/ ˈveɪ də, ˈvi- /

noun Hinduism.

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.
Also called Samhita. each of these four books.
Vedas, these four books, along with the Brahmanas and Upanishads.

Origin of Veda

From Sanskrit


Ve·da·ic [vi-dey-ik] /vɪˈdeɪ ɪk/, adjectiveVe·da·ism [vey-duh-iz-uh m, vee-] /ˈveɪ dəˌɪz əm, ˈvi-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for veda

/ (ˈveɪdə) /


any or all of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism, esp the Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda

Derived forms of Veda

Vedaic (vɪˈdeɪɪk), adjectiveVedaism (ˈveɪdəˌɪzəm), noun

Word Origin for Veda

C18: from Sanskrit: knowledge; related to veda I know
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