Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads

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Synonyms of Veda

vedic literature

Alternate forms of Veda

Derivations: vedist

Hypernyms: religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing

Origin of the word Veda

  1. ancient sacred Hindu book, 1734, from Skt. veda "knowledge, sacred book," from root vid- "to know," from PIE base *weid- "to see" (related to wit, and to Avestan vaeda "I know," L. videre "to see;" see vision). The books are the Rig-, Yajur-, Sama-, and Atharva-veda. more

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Words that sound like Veda

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