Vedavid, Veda-vid: 8 definitions

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Vedavid means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vedavid (वेदविद्) refers to one who is “well-versed in the Vedas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.16. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On hearing these words of mine—of Brahmā—in the presence of Viṣṇu, Śiva, the lord of worlds spoke to me with his face beaming with a smile: [...] Sometimes I will be thinking about Śiva, my own form of splendour, the eternal principle which the scholars well versed in the Vedas (vedavid) call Imperishable. When I go in trance, O Brahmā, in that meditation, damned be she who causes an impediment therein”.

Purana book cover
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vedavid (वेदविद्).—m.

1) a Brāhmaṇa versed in the Vedas.

2) Name of Viṣṇu.

Vedavid is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and vid (विद्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vedavid (वेदविद्).—m. (-vida or vit) A Brahman versed in the Vedas. E. veda the Vedas, vid to know, kvip aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vedavid (वेदविद्).—[veda-vid], adj. and sbst. Versed in the Vedas, Chr. 27, 9.

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Vedavid (वेदविद्).—adj. conversant with the Vedas, Chr. 13, 11.

Vedavid is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms veda and vid (विद्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vedavid (वेदविद्).—[adjective] knowing the Veda; [superlative] vittama.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vedavid (वेदविद्):—[=veda-vid] [from veda] mfn. knowing the V°, conversant with it (superl. -vit-tama, [Manu-smṛti v, 107]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a Brāhman versed in the V°, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Viṣṇu, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vedavid (वेदविद्):—[veda-vid] (d-t) 5. m. One versed in the Vedas.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vedavid in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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