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- proper n. A sacred text of Hinduism, and one of the four Vedas, often called the "fourth Veda".
In India, the ancient Atharvaveda contained a charm to take the disease from the patient and transfer it into a yellow wagtail.
Pariśiṣṭas of the Atharvaveda (tenth or eleventh cen - tury?); in works of the thirteenth century and later, en - titled tājika, a massive infusion of the Arabic versions of celestial omina, as transmitted through Persian
Atharvaveda contains little else than magical recitations against every ill and for every happening.
The Atharvaveda praises God in Book 20, hymn 58 and verse 3:
1000 B.C.E., possibly two centuries prior to the related Gathas in the Avesta of Iran; the Samaveda, which contains antiphonal selections from the Rig; the Yajurveda, hymns and sacrificial prose; and the Atharvaveda, a repertory of magical formulae.
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