Vedanta

noun

Ve·​dan·​ta vā-ˈdän-tə How to pronounce Vedanta (audio)
və-,
-ˈdan- How to pronounce Vedanta (audio)
: 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
Vedantism
vā-ˈdän-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce Vedanta (audio)
və-
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noun
Vedantist
vā-ˈdän-tist How to pronounce Vedanta (audio)
və-
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noun

Examples of Vedanta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Foxconn’s joint venture with the Indian conglomerate Vedanta, in which the latter has a 67% stake, was intended to set up a chip plant in the western state of Gujarat. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 27 June 2023 Seven months after Agarwal announced a chip partnership between his Vedanta Resources Ltd. and Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the venture is yet to tie up with a fabrication unit operator or license manufacturing-grade technology, people familiar with the matter said. Sankalp Phartiyal, Bloomberg.com, 6 Apr. 2023 But another sprawling Indian conglomerate—miner Vedanta Resources—is looking wobbly. Megha Mandavia, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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 end entry 1

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Vedanta was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Vedanta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vedanta. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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