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Rig-Veda Rg-Veda (Sanskrit) [from rich verse, hymn of praise + veda knowledge] The first and most important of the four Vedas; so named because it is the Veda composed of 1,028 suktas or hymns of praise addressed to the various entities and powers of nature. To this Veda also belong various subordinate commentaries and treatises of different classes: the Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.
"Thus, the Rig-Veda, the oldest of all the known ancient records, may be shown to corroborate the occult teachings in almost every respect. Its hymns -- the records written by the earliest Initiates of the Fifth (our race) concerning the primordial teachings -- speak of the Seven Races (two still to come) allegorising them by the 'seven streams' (I, 35, 8); and of the Five Races ('panca krishtayah' [pancha-krishtayah]) which have already inhabited this world (ibid) on the five regions 'panca pradicah' [pancha-pradisah] (IX, 86, 29), as also of the three continents that were" (SD 2:606).

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\rig`-ve"da\ (?). see veda.
n : a veda consisting of hindu poems dating from before 2000 bc [syn: rig-veda]

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First /original text of the vedas; veda full of praises and prayers to divinity for the realisation of the aims of life

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The Rigveda (Sanskrit: , a compound of "praise, verse" and "knowledge") is a sacred Indo-Aryan collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns still being used in India. It is counted among the four canonical sacred texts (sruti) of Hinduism known as the Vedas.

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1. a Veda consisting of a collection of Hindu poems dating from before 2000 BC
(hypernym) Samhita

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See Veda.

Copyright: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About Dictionary source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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