from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the four Vedas, consisting mostly of spells of black and white magic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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)