American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The Avesta. No longer in scholarly use.
- n. Avestan. No longer in scholarly use.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name commonly given to the language of the Avesta: an ancient form of Iranian or Persian. It was deciphered in the present century, largely by means of its resemblance to Sanskrit. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Properly, the translation and exposition in the Huzvâresh, or literary Pehlevi, language, of the Avesta, the Zoroastrian sacred writings; as commonly used, the language (an ancient Persian dialect) in which the Avesta is written.
- n. an ancient Iranian language
- Short for Zend-Avesta. Sense 2, from a misunderstanding of Zend in Zend-Avesta as a language designation. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The Sanskrit Sindhu (lands on the Indus River) became in Zend “Hendu” and hence in Arabic Sind and”
“This was called the Zoroastrian languages, because the name Zend is that of their sacred book.”
“The designation Zend-Avesta, which is often employed to denote the sacred code, is not strictly correct.”
“There are other points on which we should join issue with Dr. Haug -- as, for instance, when, on page 17, he calls the Zend the elder sister of Sanskrit.”
“The books of Zoroaster, first written in Zend, were afterwards translated into Pehlvi and Parsi.”
“More projects can be found in Zend’s contest gallery.”
“The original title denotes Avesta and Zend, which is a correct description, for what is now known as the Zend Avesta is really a combination of text (Avesta) and commentary (Zend), just as the Jewish Talmud is a combination of Mishnah”
“Many nations have a tradition of a former world destroyed by a deluge of water, from the East to the West, from Greece to Mexico, where the tail of a comet was said to have caused the flood; but in the strange characters of the Zend is the legend of an ark (as it were) prepared against the snow.”
“We likewise acknowledge the force of the arguments by which he shows that the books now called Zend-Avesta were composed in the Eastern, and not in the Western, provinces of the”
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