Ve·​dan·​ta | \ vā-ˈdän-tə How to pronounce Vedanta (audio) , və-, -ˈdan- How to pronounce Vedanta (audio) \

Definition of Vedanta

: 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

Other Words from Vedanta

Vedantism \ vā-​ˈdän-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce Vedanta (audio) , və-​ , -​ˈdan-​ \ noun
Vedantist \ vā-​ˈdän-​tist How to pronounce Vedanta (audio) , və-​ , -​ˈdan-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Vedanta

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 end entry 1

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“Vedanta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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