Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
The sacred books of the Hindoos, believed to be revealed by God, and called immortal. They are considered as the fountain of all knowledge, human and divine, and are four in number. The principal part of them is that which explains the duties of man in methodical arrangement. The fourth book contains a system of divine ordinances.
See the first volume of the Asiatic Researches.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Vedas'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/v/vedas.html. 1802.