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Ve•da



Pronunciation: (vā'du, vē'-), [key]
n. Hinduism.
1. Sometimes, Vedas. the entire body of Hindu sacred writings, chief among which are four books, the Rig-Veda, the Sama-Veda, the Atharva-Veda, and the Yajur-Veda.
2. Also called Samhita. each of these four books.
3. Vedas,these four books, along with the Brahmanas and Upanishads.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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