or Yajûr Veda. The second of the sacred books of the Hindûs. The four are:—(1) The Rig Veda (prayers and hymns in verse);
(2) The Ezour Veda (prayers in prose);
(3) The Sama' (prayers to be chanted); and
(4) The Atharvan Veda (formulas of consecration, imprecation, expiation, etc.).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894