- any of four ancient sacred books of Hinduism, consisting of hymns, chants, sacred formulas, etc.
- these books collectively
Origin of VedaSanskrit veda, knowledge from Indo-European base an unverified form weid-, to see, know from source wise, Classical Latin videre, to see
- The oldest and most authoritative body of sacred Hindu texts, composed in Sanskrit and gathered into four collections.
- Any of these collections.
Origin of VedaSanskrit vedah sacred lore, knowledge, Veda ; see weid- in Indo-European roots.