Atharva Veda


variants or less commonly Atharvaveda or Atharva-Veda
: a collection of Vedic Sanskrit incantations, spells, and hymns compare rig veda , sama veda , yajur veda

Word History


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

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Atharva Veda was in 1793

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“Atharva Veda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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