Vedda meaning

vĕd'ə
A member of the earliest people of Sri Lanka, originally forest-dwelling hunters but now almost completely assimilated into the modern Sinhalese population.
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A member of an aboriginal people of the forests of Sri Lanka.
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Origin of vedda

  • Sinhalese vädda perhaps from Middle Indic vajjita- excluded from Sanskrit varjita- past passive participle of varjayati he avoids, shuns causative of vṛṇakti he bends, turns
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition