Ve das

or Vedams. The generic name of the four sacred books of the Hindus. It comprises (1) the Rig or Rish Veda, (2) Yajar or Yajush Veda, (3) the Sama or Saman Veda; and (4) the Atharvana or Ezour Veda. (Sanskrit, vid, know, Chaldee, yed-a; Hebrew, id-o, Greek, eid-o, Latin, video, etc.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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