noun Ved·da \ˈve-də\
variants: or


play \ˈve-də\

Definition of Vedda

  1. :  a member of an aboriginal people of Sri Lanka

Origin and Etymology of vedda

borrowed from Sinhalese væddā, borrowed from a Dravidian source akin to Tamil vēṭu “hunter,” Malayalam vēṭan, Kannada bēḍa

First Known Use: 1681

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