American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The body of sacred writings of the Zoroastrian religion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sacred writings attributed to Zoroaster. See Zend-Avesta.
- n. Zoroastrianism The sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, composed in the Avestan language.
- adj. dated Avestan language.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The Zoroastrian scriptures; the sacred text of Zoroastrianism. See Zend-Avesta.
- n. a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries
- Short for Zend-Avesta. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Grover and I both published in the North Texas State college magazine, which was called Avesta.”
“I’ve also read mesopotamian myths that have survived including the Avesta from the Zoroastrians which serves as a foundation of Judaism combined of course with the cult of Amun (the egyptian cult of the one god).”
“Another book called the Avesta, written by a Persian named Zoroaster, is also extremely influential in the Middle East.”
“The bible of the Parsees is called Avesta, which means the revelation.”
“The designation Zend-Avesta, which is often employed to denote the sacred code, is not strictly correct.”
“In its present form, therefore, the Avesta is a compilation from various sources, and its different parts date from different periods and vary widely in character.”
“Dr. Haug supposes that the earliest portions of the Zend-Avesta ought to be called Avesta, the later portions Zend -- Zend meaning, according to him, commentary, explanation, gloss.”
“Avesta" denotes (perhaps literally) knowledge, being cognate with the”
“Inadequate as brief extracts must be to represent the sacred books of a people, the citations here given will serve to show that the Avesta which is still recited in solemn tones by the white-robed priests of”
“The exact meaning of the name "Avesta" is not certain; it may perhaps signify "law," "text," or, more doubtfully,”
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