from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Zoroaster Sixth century B.C. Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The prophet of the ancient Iranian religion Zoroastrianism
- proper n. Pseudepigraphic name used by various Greek and Latin authors of late antiquity to lend their opinions weight
- proper n. Ostensible source/founder of Mithraism, the "mysteries" of the Roman Mysteriae Mithrae ("Mysteries of Mithras", "Mithraic Mysteries"), an astrology-centric, middle-platonic mystery cult of the 1st-4th century Roman Empire whose adherents worshiped in "caves" (i.e. Mithraea) in imitation of "Zoroaster". (Porphyry, De Antro Nympharum 6)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology, a genus of starfishes, giving name to the Zoroasteridæ, and containing such species as Z. fulgens, of the North Atlantic.
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- n. Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)
From Ancient Greek Ζωροάστρης (Zōroastrēs), from Avestan 𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬚𐬎𐬱𐬙𐬭𐬋 (Zaraθuštrō). (Wiktionary)