- any of four ancient sacred books of Hinduism, consisting of hymns, chants, sacred formulas, etc.
- these books collectively
Origin: Sans veda, knowledge < IE base *weid-, to see, know > wise, L videre, to see
- Vedaic adjective
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Origin: Sanskrit vedaḥ, sacred lore, knowledge, Veda; see weid- in Indo-European roots.