one of the Samhitas, a collection of mantras and formulas, some showing pre-Vedic influence. Historical Examples The Atharva-Veda, on the other hand, contains some passages showing that its composers were acquainted with the ocean. A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell In certain cases, however, the Atharva-Veda is stated to be useful. A History […]
pertaining to or characteristic of or ; containing, suggesting, or disseminating : atheistic literature; atheistic people. Historical Examples What, then, became of the atheistical philosophy and agnostic materialism of the Buddhistic creed? The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, December 1879 Various Nevertheless, he is not atheistical, nor even wholly fatalistic. A Poor Man’s House Stephen Sydney […]
pertaining to or characteristic of or ; containing, suggesting, or disseminating : atheistic literature; atheistic people. adj. 1630s, from atheist + -ic. Atheistical attested from c.1600.
a male given name. Historical Examples But those may laugh who win, and these things scarcely touched the happiness of Philip and Athel. Winter Evening Tales Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr “You must do as you think best, Athel dear,” said Aunt Bessy. It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan