Vedda

noun
Ved·​da | \ ˈve-də How to pronounce Vedda (audio) \
variants: or Veddah

Definition of Vedda

: a member of an aboriginal people of Sri Lanka

First Known Use of Vedda

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Vedda

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

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“Vedda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vedda. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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