Definition of Rig Veda in English:

Rig Veda

Syllabification: Rig Ve·da
Pronunciation: /rig ˈvādə, ˈvēdə
 
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Hinduism
  • The oldest and principal of the Vedas, a collection of 1028 hymns composed in the 2nd millennium bc in early Sanskrit. See Veda.

Origin

from Sanskrit ṛgveda, from ṛk '(sacred) stanza' + veda '(sacred) knowledge'.

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