from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collection of sacred devotional hymns in Sanskrit constituting one of the four Vedas.
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- n. one of four collections of sacred texts
Sanskrit saṃhitā, collection, from feminine past participle of samdadhāti, he puts together, collects : sam, together; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots + dadhāti, he puts; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)