Atharva Veda

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noun Athar·va Ve·da \ə-ˌtər-və-ˈvā-də sometimes -ˈvē-\
variants: less commonly

Atharvaveda

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Atharva–Veda

Definition of Atharva Veda

Hinduism

  1. :  a collection of Vedic Sanskrit incantations, spells, and hymns — compare rig veda, sama veda, yajur veda

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Origin and Etymology of atharva veda

Sanskrit, veda (“knowledge”) of the atharvan (priest who institutes fire worship in the Rig Veda)


First Known Use: 1793


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