from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Ohrmazd.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The good principle, or being, of the ancient Persian religion; same as Ormazd. See also Ahriman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good
The following is an account of one of the latest, the so-called Ormuzd
Unlike the God of the Jews, however, Ormuzd is not a free, self-conscious subject.
Or to quote Reb Gandhi again, “The eternal duel between Ormuzd and Ahriman, God and Satan, is raging in my breast, which is one among their billion battlefields.”
And this confirms the view, which has been established on other grounds, that Jehovah is a transformation of Ormuzd, and
Ormuzd and Ahriman are rival powers, continually at war.
And for seven days the Shah stood in the presence of Ormuzd, neither did he weary to importune
But Ormuzd saw it and was moved with compassion for his people, and he declared they should no longer suffer for the sin of
Ormuzd that he had suffered his eyes to look upon this child.
Neurouz was come, Kai Khosrau clothed himself in a robe of Roum, and he took from off his head the crown of the Kaianides, and he presented himself in humility before Ormuzd.
Then Rustem knew that Ormuzd had wrought a wonder for his sake, and he fell upon the ground and lifted up his soul in thankfulness.
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