Rig Veda

variants: or less commonly Rig-Veda or Rigveda
plural Rig Veda or Rigveda also Rig-Veda

Definition of Rig Veda

: the foremost and oldest collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns — compare atharva veda , sama veda , yajur veda

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First Known Use of Rig Veda

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Rig Veda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rig%20Veda. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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