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Veda

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Veda (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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Veda vā"dȧor vē"dȧ 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.☞ The language of the Vedas is usually called Vedic Sanskrit, as distinguished from the later and more settled form called classical Sanskrit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Veda The sacred scripture of the ancient Hindus, written in an older form or dialect of Sanskrit. It is divided into mantra, or sacred utterance (chiefly metrical), brāhmana, or inspired exposition, and sū tra, or sacrificial rules. It is also divided into four bodies of writings: Rig-Veda or hymns, SāmaVeda or chants, Yajur-Veda or sacred formulas, and Atharva-Veda, a collection of later and more superstitious hymns—each with its brāhmanas and sū tras. It is of unknown and very uncertain chronology, the oldest of the hymns being possibly from near 2000 b. c. Sometimes abbreviated Ved.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Veda vā′dä 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
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. vēda, properly, knowledge, from vid, to know. See Wit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. veda, knowledge—vid, to know; cf. Wit.

Usage

In literature:

Of this the testimony remaining in the most ancient verses of the first Veda is a sufficient proof.
"Myth and Science" by Tito Vignoli
Hence we find here a situation which is familiar enough in the Veda, but scarcely and rarely exhibited in other mythological fields.
"Cerberus, The Dog of Hades" by Maurice Bloomfield
The Bible is just as like the Yi King, or the Vedas, or the Koran, as a Christian American is like a Chinaman, a Turk, or a Hindoo.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
Any rouge bordering on the shade of El Perfecto Veda Rose is an imitation.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The Northern conquerors, whatever their religion may have been, were certainly not believers in the Veda.
"India: What can it teach us?" by F. Max Müller
These are considered appendants of the Vedas.
"Hindu Law and Judicature" by Yájnavalkya
In India, medicine became a separate science very early, according to the sacred books, the Vedas.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Many times have I been asked, But what is the Veda?
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
The Vedas abound in references, either direct or indirect, to phallic worship.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
Such is mainly the mythical character of the old Vedas.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
We know to what inventive labors the Vedas, the Bible, the Koran, and other sacred books have given rise.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
They are alone allowed to read the Veda or Sacred Books.
"Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales" by W. B. Cramp
If we had space we would like to quote also from the Vedas.
"The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors" by Kersey Graves
The identification of the aurora with the cow, in the mythical sky of the Vedas, is therefore a certainty.
"Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
As a bird she is named Tarkshi, and is married to the bird Dronas, who is wise and instructed in the Vedas and Vedangas.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
The Vedas give the solution of this problem.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, October 1879" by Various
This forged Veda is full of every kind of error or ignorance in regard to the Indian religion.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
The Vedas, from which the Emperor borrowed many of his ideas, have also been consulted.
"Akbar" by P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
In the Veda it is spoken of as a bird with beautiful golden wings.
"Sagas from the Far East" by Various
Horn cups worked by suction are spoken of in the Hindoo Vedas.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
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In poetry:

ko adha veda? Ka iha pravocat,
kuta ajata, kuta iyam visrstih?
arvag deva asya visajanena:
atha ko veda yata ababhuva?
"Brahmā, Vişņu, Śiva " by Rabindranath Tagore
O'ver hill and dale and mountain range,
In temple, church, and mosque,
In Vedas, Bible, Al Koran
I had searched for Thee in vain.
"Quest For God" by Swami Vivekananda
True Bramin, in the morning meadows wet,
Expound the Vedas of the violet,
Or, hid in vines, peeping through many a loop,
See the plum redden, and the beurre stoop.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Passage to more than India!
Are thy wings plumed indeed for such far flights?
O Soul, voyagest thou indeed on voyages like these?
Disportest thou on waters such as these?
Soundest below the Sanscrit and the Vedas?
Then have thy bent unleash'd.
"Passage To India" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Lottie Veda Scott Mace, 81, of Paragould died Friday, Sept 22, 2006, at the Senath Nursing Home.
McEwan was elected vice chairman, having served as VEDA 's treasurer for the prior two years.
He served four previous terms as VEDA 's chairman.
Veda M Stevens, 96, of Barnesville, died Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2012) at Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center, Barnesville.
Veda J McIntire, 89, of Cumberland, passed away 1:53 pm Tuesday (Sept 18, 2012) at Genesis Hospice Morrison House.
Saed Hindash Jeera Mattar Pulao, Chicken Tikka Masala and a Garden Salad and Tawa-Tikki, At Veda Grill.
Vikas Gulati laughs when asked how business has been since he opened his Indian restaurant, Veda Grill, in March 2010.
Veda Vassar Holsclaw, 88, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov 6, 2011, at Manila Nursing Center.
Cognacq-Jay Image, part of the TDF group, has migrated its media management and playout platform to SGT's VEDA .
SGT will show a series of new features for its VEDA software suite for workflow automation and video content management at the 2010 NAB Show.
The VEDA software comes in two packs: VEDA Pack Transmission and VEDA Pack Search and Retrieve.
Lottie Veda Scott Mace, 81, of Paragould died Friday, Sept 22, 2006, at the Senath Nursing Home.
Veda 's is Indian – 25 Tasty Places to Try.
VEDA Makes $32 Million In Irene Loans.
Oprah Radio host Dr Oz talks with Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda, about Eastern religious thought and India's impact on Western culture .
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In science:

Si vede che in tale intervallo si ha f onde evanescent i, le quali so ffrono attenuazione proporzionale a χ (si veda il Paragrafo 3.2 e l’Appendice 1).
Ionospheric HF radio propagation in problems and computer assignments
Pi s ut (VEDA, Publishing House of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava 1976).
Applications of the Reduction of Couplings
Ved¯a ˙nga Jyotis. a of 1350 BC.4 The relative distance of a body from the earth was, therefore, determined by its period.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun
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