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noun Hinduism, Buddhism.
  1. transcendental knowledge leading toward Brahman.
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Origin of vidya

From the Sanskrit word vidyā knowledge
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Examples from the Web for vidya

Historical Examples

  • The word Veda signifies to-know; the latter from Vidya meaning wise.

    Woman, Church & State

    Matilda Joslyn Gage

  • If any one says that widow-marriage is contrary to religion, I will give him Vidya Sagar's essay to read.

    The Poison Tree

    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee