American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of the four Vedas, consisting mostly of spells of black and white magic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Hinduism) a collection of mantras and formulas.
- Sanskrit Atharvavedaḥ : atharvā, priest; see āter- in Indo-European roots + vedaḥ, sacred lore, knowledge, Veda. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The connections between the heliopter creatures and the use of mind-altering drugs are also abundantly seen in the Sanscrit text, the Atharva-Veda of ancient India, in which the alien force is called Indra and the drugs, soma:”
“In the Atharva-Veda of ancient India there is a prayer for a mad person, that the gods might “uncraze” him, as the translator has it.”
“Atharva-Veda is not a medical work; it contains prayers against many ills and sings the praise of many things.”
“BLOOMFIELD, M.: Women as Mourners in the Atharva-Veda.”
“The Atharva-Veda, one of the ancient Vedas, or religious books of the”
“Neither Yoga-Veda shall teach me any more, nor Atharva-Veda, nor the ascetics, nor any kind of teachings.”
“The Atharva-Veda is preserved in two recensions, which, though differing in content and arrangement, are of equal extent, comprising 730 hymns and about”
“We are told that Sûryavarman I was versed in the Atharva-Veda and also in the”
“ The second and third of these names closely resemble those of the corresponding Hindu classical castes, the Rajanya or Kshatriya and the Vaishya, while Athornan, the name for a priest, is the same as Atharvan, the Hindu name for a Brahman versed in the Atharva-Veda.”
“In the Atharva-Veda the Sudra is recognised as distinct from the Arya, and also the”
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