[vey-dik, vee-]
  1. of or relating to the Veda or Vedas.
  2. of or relating to the Aryans who settled in India c1500 b.c., or to their literature or religion.
  1. Also called Vedic Sanskrit. the language of the Veda, closely related to classical Sanskrit.

Origin of Vedic

First recorded in 1855–60; Ved(a) + -ic
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  1. of or relating to the Vedas or the ancient form of Sanskrit in which they are written
  2. of or relating to the ancient Indo-European settlers in India, regarded as the originators of many of the traditions preserved in the Vedas
  1. the classical form of Sanskrit; the language of the Vedas
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Word Origin and History for vedic



1840s, from Veda + -ic.

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