Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A lady householder (gahapatānī) of Sāvatthi who had a reputation for gentleness until her servant girl, Kāḷī, convinced people that it was not deserved (M.i.125 f). For the story see Kāḷī (3).
Buddhaghosa says that she was called Vedehikā either because she came from a Videha family or because she was wise. MA.i.318;
Cf. Vedehiputta, Vedehamuṇi.