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Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for veda in the sense of this definition

(veda is a kind of ...) writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity

(... is an instance of veda) one of four collections of sacred texts

(... is an instance of veda) prose works attached to the Samhitas instructing the brahmins to perform the very elaborate sacrificial rituals

(... is an instance of veda) a treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forest

(... is an instance of veda) Vedic 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

(veda belongs to category ...) a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils

(veda belongs to category ...) (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes

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