Definition of Atharva Veda in English:

Atharva Veda

Line breaks: Atharva Veda
Pronunciation: /əˌtəːvə ˈveɪdə
 
, ˈviːdə/
Hinduism
  • A collection of hymns and ritual utterances in early Sanskrit, added at a later stage to the existing Veda material.

Origin

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

More definitions of Atharva Veda

Definition of Atharva Veda in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw