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- proper n. Ahura Mazda, the supreme and transcendental god of Zoroastrianism.
- proper n. Mazda Motor Corporation, the Japanese automotive manufacturer マツダ株式会社 (Matsuda Kabushiki-gaisha) founded in 1920 and based in Hiroshima.
- n. A vehicle of this brand, especially a car.
From Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬰𐬛𐬂 (Mazdå, "wisdom"), from Proto-Indo-European *mehndh- (“to pay attention to, wisdom”). (cf. Ancient Greek μαθήσομαι (mathēsomai), Albanian mund, Gothic mundōn). (Wiktionary)
Supposedly from Ahura Mazda. The Japanese name derives from its founder, Jujiro Matsuda. (Wiktionary)