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also Rig Ve·da or Rig·ve·da  (rĭg-vā′də, -vē′də)
The most ancient collection of Hindu sacred verses, consisting principally of hymns to various deities.

[Sanskrit r̥gvedaḥ : r̥k, verse, sacred text + vedaḥ, knowledge, veda; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]


(rɪɡˈveɪdə; -ˈviːdə)
(Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) a compilation of 1028 Hindu poems dating from 2000 bc or earlier
[C18: from Sanskrit rigveda, from ric song of praise + Veda]


(rɪgˈveɪ də, -ˈvi də)

n. Hinduism.
one of the Vedas, a collection of 1028 hymns.
[< Skt ṛgveda]
Rig-ve′dic, adj.
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Noun1.Rig-Veda - a Veda consisting of a collection of Hindu poems dating from before 2000 BC
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