Definition of the Rig Veda noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Rig Veda

BrE BrE//ˌrɪɡ ˈveɪdə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrɪɡ ˈveɪdə//
; BrE BrE//ˌrɪɡ ˈviːdə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrɪɡ ˈviːdə//
[singular] Religious texts
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the oldest and most important of the Vedas (= Hindu holy texts) See related entries: Religious texts Word Originfrom Sanskrit ṛgveda, from ṛc ‘(sacred) stanza’ + veda ‘(sacred) knowledge’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Rig Veda