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1681, in the meaning defined above
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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