Veda

noun
Ve·​da | \ ˈvā-də How to pronounce Veda (audio) \

Definition of Veda

: any of four canonical collections of hymns, prayers, and liturgical formulas that comprise the earliest Hindu sacred writings

First Known Use of Veda

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Veda

borrowed from Sanskrit veda- "knowledge, insight, sacred writings," derivative from the base of veda "(he/she) knows," vid- "knowledge"; akin to Greek oîde "(he/she) knows," Old English witan "to know" — more at wit entry 2

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“Veda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Veda. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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