Definition of Rig Veda in US English:

Rig Veda

proper noun

Hinduism
  • The oldest and principal of the Vedas, a collection of 1028 hymns composed in the 2nd millennium BC in early Sanskrit.

    See Veda

Origin

From Sanskrit ṛgveda, from ṛc ‘(sacred) stanza’ + veda ‘(sacred) knowledge’.

Pronunciation

Rig Veda

/riɡ ˈvādə/