HyperDic: veda

English > 1 sense of the word Veda:
NOUNcommunicationVeda, Vedic literature(from the Sanskrit word for 'knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit
Veda > pronunciation
Soundsvey'dah
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English > Veda: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaning(from the Sanskrit word for 'knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads.
SynonymVedic literature
CategoryHinduism, HindooismA body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language(Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism)
InstancesAranyakaA treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forest / forest
Brahmanaprose works attached to the Samhitas instructing the bahmins to perform the very elaborate sacrificial rituals
SamhitaOne of four collections of sacred texts
VedangaVedic texts from the fifth and fourth centuries BC dealing with phonetics and ritual injunctions and linguistics and grammar and etymology and lexicography and prosody and astronomy and astrology
Broadersacred text, sacred writing, religious writing, religious textwriting that is venerated for the worship of a deity
AdjectivesVedicof or relating to the Vedas or to the ancient Sanskrit in which they were written
NounsVedista scholar of or an authority on the Vedas

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