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Veda

[ vey-duh, vee- ]

noun

, Hinduism.
  1. 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.
  2. Also called Samhita. each of these four books.
  3. Vedas, these four books, along with the Brahmanas and Upanishads.


Veda

/ vɪˈdeɪɪk; ˈveɪdəˌɪzəm; ˈveɪdə /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • Vedaic, adjective
  • Vedaism, noun
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Other Words From

  • Ve·da·ic [vi-, dey, -ik], adjective
  • Ve·da·ism [vey, -d, uh, -iz-, uh, m, vee, -], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Veda1

From Sanskrit
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Veda1

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

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.

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.

Myth, even in Homer or the Rig-Veda, perpetually falls back on the old stock of absurd and immoral divine adventures.

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

The term Veda is derived from the Sanscrit root vid, which signifies to know.

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