Rig-Veda


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Rig-Ve·da

also Rig Ve·da or Rig·ve·da  (rĭg-vā′də, -vē′də)
n.
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.]

Rig-Veda

(rɪɡˈveɪdə; -ˈviːdə)
n
(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]

Rig-Ve•da

(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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The evidence that Aryans were initially given certain designated areas is provided by the Rig-Veda.
The name 'Gandhara' is found for the first time in the Rig-Veda, the sacred ancient hymns of the Hindus.
The name Gandhara is found for the first time in the Rig-Veda, the sacred ancient hymns of the Hindus.
En este capitulo se detiene en el himno vedico, Rig-Veda X, 12; no obstante el hermetismo de este canto--en ocasiones una pregunta la responde con otra pregunta- es claro en senalar que el cosmos existe, aunque prescinda del tema como se origino.
The superior-inferior discrimination or caste pollution has no place in society as Rig-Veda declares, 'No one is superior, and no one is inferior.
The motif of water appears, probably for the first time in literature, in Rig-Veda, one of the oldest texts, composed between 1700 and 1100 BC, in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent.
The Rig-Veda, an ancient sacred poem of India, is said to be the first written record of a prosthesis.
The oldest scripture of mankind still in common use, Rig-Veda, was written in Sanskrit, Zed added.
The Rig-Veda contains a prayer dedicated to the Aswinies, the twin divine physicians of Indian mythology, seeking protection from diseases, and it specifically refers to the notion of tridadhu (3).
Existen referencias escritas sobre la preparacion del queso en el compendio de himnos sagrados de la India conocido como Rig-Veda y, en un friso sumerjo, se muestra este arte donde se asienta que el queso se elaboraba ya en el siglo III a.
For many cultures, the bird symbolically links heaven and earth and embodies, along with other "carriers," spiritual transmission ("the bird represents the soul escaping from the body, or to lesser degree, the intellect--'intelligence,' according to the Rig-Veda, 'is the swiftest of winged creatures.
Rig-Veda explains the "Rta", or "cosmic order" saying physical as well as moral laws govern the entire universe and that no transgression of these laws is allowed.