What does veda mean?

Definitions for vedaˈveɪ də, ˈvi-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vedic literature, Veda(noun)

    (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


  1. Veda(ProperNoun)

    A large body of texts originating in Ancient India. They form the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism.

  2. Origin: From . Compare to Swedish veta (to know), Dutch: weten, Low German: witten, wetten, waiten (Gronings) and German: wissen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veda(noun)

    the ancient sacred literature of the Hindus; also, one of the four collections, called Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda, constituting the most ancient portions of that literature

  2. Origin: [Skr. vda, properly, knowledge, from vid to know. See Wit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Veda

    vā′dä, n. the four holy books of the Hindus—Rigveda, or Veda of praises or hymns; Sâmaveda, or Veda of chants or tunes; Yajurveda, or Veda of prayers; and Atharvaveda, or Veda of the Atharvans:—pl. Vedas (vā′däz).n. Vedan′ta, a system of Hindu philosophy based on the Vedas.—adjs. Vedan′tic, Ve′dic. [Sans. veda, knowledge—vid, to know; cf. Wit.]

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  1. deva

  2. E.D. Va.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of veda in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of veda in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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