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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ve·da /ˈvedə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ve·da n.  The ancient sacred literature of the Hindus; also, one of the four collections, called Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda, constituting the most ancient portions of that literature.
 Note:The language of the Vedas is usually called Vedic Sanskrit, as distinguished from the later and more settled form called classical Sanskrit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most
          ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early
          Sanskrit; traditionallly believed to comprise the
          Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the
          Upanishads [syn: Vedic literature]