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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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The latter has the occasional reduplicated present forms based on the stative perfect stem already in the Rigveda (e.g., 3du.pres.
(24) Moreover, whenever in the Rigveda Surya ascends the Asvins' chariot, she does so of her own will (avrnita): Surya's marriage was a svayamvara, as Jamison has shown, (25) and so any interpretation according to which the bride Surya was the prize in a race is effectively precluded.
Time, Tense and Aspect in Early Vedic Grammar: Exploring Inflectional Semantics in the Rigveda. By EYSTEIN DAHL.
Time, Tense and Aspect in Early Vedic Grammar: Exploring Inflectional Semantics in the Rigveda. Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages and Linguistics, vol.
The BhG is composed after all in an Epic Sanskrit that is much closer to the contemporary vernacular, i.e., spoken Sanskrit, than are either the highly esoteric and very difficult poetry of the Rigveda or the highly refined and equally difficult courtly poetry of classical kavya.
He also traces possible antecedents in the Rigveda of the later Vedic Tanunaptra rite, by means of which a sacrificer (yajamana) establishes an alliance with the officiating priests at his soma rite (pp.
87 "I am not a Vedic specialist," maybe he means that he is not a Rigveda specialist or a Vedic philologist (and maybe he implies too that philology is not the only tool that we need).
The Hymns of the Rigveda: Translated with a Popular Commentary.
The Persian-speaking Al-Biruni had faced great difficulty in mastering Sanskrit, which had a written record in the form of the Puranas and the Rigveda. He realized that difference in language was a hurdle in bringing the two communities closer.
During the 2nd millennium BC, the Punjab region was mentioned in the hymns of the Hindu Rigveda as Sapta Sindhu and the Zoroastrian Avesta as Hapta Hindu (both terms meaning "seven rivers").
Dixit, author of Nepali literary masterpieces, namely "Madhavi", "Meri Nilima" and "Rigveda", was suffering from pneumonia.
There is also a long history of inquiry over the identities of the mythical substance "soma" of the Rigveda, Hinduism's oldest sacred text, and the "haoma" of Zorastrianism's Avesta, a debate which Spengler hoped the study would revive.