Atharva-veda



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 of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

The Atharva-Veda also supplies charms against sprains, worms, and other evils.
The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6) Max Duncker

In the Atharva-Veda Kama does not mean sexual desire, but rather the yearning after the good of all created things.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6 Various

It appears, however, to be older than the rest of the treatises which form the fourth class of the Upanishads of the Atharva-Veda.
A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

The fourth collection, the Atharva-Veda, attained to this position only after a long struggle.
A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

In its main contents the Atharva-Veda is more superstitious than the Rigveda.
A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

The Atharva-Veda adds that he set down a stone on the ground, asking the bride to step upon it for the obtainment of offspring.
A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

The main motive of this portion is the glorification of the Atharva-Veda and of the fourth or brahman priest.
A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

There are besides two other names of the Atharva-Veda, the use of which is practically limited to the ritual texts of this Veda.
A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

noun
(Hinduism) the fourth and latest Veda, largely consisting of priestly spells and incantations

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