noun Ve·da \ˈvā-də\

Definition of Veda

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

Origin and Etymology of 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 1wit

First Known Use: 1734

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