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Vedic

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Pronunciation: /ˈveɪdɪk
 
, ˈviː-/

Definition of Vedic in English:

adjective

Relating to the Veda or Vedas.
Example sentences
  • One of the main books of Vedic philosophy is the Bhagavad Gita, and the main idea behind it is that whatever your duty or responsibility in life is, you can't opt out.
  • In Vedic astrology this time of year marks the end of the sun's southward movement and the beginning of its movement north.
  • Prominent traces of ancient Vedic civilization can still be found today not only in India but outside her borders as well.

noun

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The language of the Vedas, an early form of Sanskrit.
Example sentences
  • Why is Vedic and Sanskrit so important for study in India?
  • Their work has established the date of composition of the Rig Veda as 3750 BC and deciphered the writing on the Indus seals as Vedic.

Origin

from French védique or German vedisch (see Veda).

Words that rhyme with Vedic

Wendic

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