वेद

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit वेद ‎(veda).

Proper noun[edit]

वेद ‎(vedm

  1. (Hinduism) the Veda (holy works of Hinduism)

Declension[edit]


Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From class-1 dhatu √vid, lemma वेत्ति ‎(vetti, to know, understand), itself from Proto-Indo-European *weyd-.

Noun[edit]

वेद ‎(védam

  1. knowledge, true or sacred knowledge or lore, knowledge of ritual
    • RV 8.19.5b
      यः समिधा य आहुती यो वेदेन ददाश मर्तो अग्नये ।
      यो नमसा सवध्वरः ॥
      yaḥ samidhā ya āhutī yo vedena dadāśa marto aghnaye ।
      yo namasā svadhvaraḥ ।।
      The mortal who hath ministered to Agni with oblation, fuel, ritual lore,
      And reverence, skilled in sacrifice.
  2. Veda
  3. Name of the number "four"
  4. feeling, perception
  5. = वृत्त ‎(vṛtta) (v.l. वित्त ‎(vitta))
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root √vid.

Noun[edit]

वेद ‎(vedam

  1. finding, obtaining, acquisition
    सुवेद ‎(su-veda) — easy to be found or obtained
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Perhaps connected with √ve ‎(√ve, to weave or bind together).

Noun[edit]

वेद ‎(vedám

  1. a tuft or bunch of strong grass (कुश ‎(kuśa) or मुञ्ज ‎(muñja)) made into a broom (and used for sweeping, making up the sacrificial fire etc., in rites)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

वेद ‎(Vedam

  1. Name of a pupil of आयोद ‎(āyoda).

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 1015