Part of speech: noun

The four holy books of the Hindus.

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Usage examples "vedas":

  1. It approaches that of the Vedas; being, in some points, older than the Sanskrit of Menu. - "The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies", Robert Gordon Latham.
  2. We know to what inventive labors the Vedas, the Bible, the Koran, and other sacred books have given rise. - "Essay on the Creative Imagination", Th. Ribot.
  3. Even in the oldest epic poems of the Hindoos mention is made of four Vedas as already in existence and as of great antiquity. - "On the Antiquity of the Chemical Art", James Mactear.