Share this entry

Atharva Veda Syllabification: A·thar·va Ve·da
Pronunciation: /əˈtärvə ˈvādə/ /ˈvēdə/

Definition of Atharva Veda in English:

A collection of hymns and ritual utterances, written in early Sanskrit and added at a later stage to the existing Vedic material.


From Sanskrit Atharvan (the name of Brahma's eldest son, said to be the author of the collection) + vēda '(sacred) knowledge'.

Definition of Atharva Veda in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources