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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.]
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(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]
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(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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If matriarchy was practiced at all in some form, Rig-Veda and early scriptures must have alluded to it but we find no such evidence there.
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.
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).