Atharva Veda

Athar·​va Ve·​da | \ ə-ˌtər-və-ˈvā-də sometimes -ˈvē- How to pronounce Atharva Veda (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Atharvaveda or Atharva-Veda

Definition of Atharva Veda

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

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First Known Use of Atharva Veda

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Atharva Veda

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

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“Atharva Veda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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