noun Ve·dan·ta \vā-ˈdän-tə, və-, -ˈdan-\

Definition of Vedanta

  1. :  an orthodox system of Hindu philosophy developing especially in a qualified monism the speculations of the Upanishads on ultimate reality and the liberation of the soul


play \vā-ˈdän-ˌti-zəm, və-, -ˈdan-\ noun


play \vā-ˈdän-tist, və-, -ˈdan-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of vedanta

borrowed from Sanskrit vedānta, literally, “end of the Veda,” from veda- Veda + anta- “end, limit,” akin to antya- “located at the end, last,” Germanic *andja- “end, extreme” (whence Gothic andeis “end,” Old English ende) — more at 1end

First Known Use: 1788

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