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- n. A follower of Zoroastrianism
- adj. Relating to or characteristic of Zoroastrianism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.
- n. A follower of Zoroaster; one who accepts Zoroastrianism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, the founder of the Mazdayasnian or ancient Persian religion; relating to or connected with Zoroastrianism.
- n. One of the followers of Zoroaster, now represented by the Guebers and Parsees of Persia and India; a fire-worshiper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism
- adj. of or pertaining to Zoroaster or the religion he founded
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I see that the blogs favorite needledick, Mr. Farid, the phony Zoroastrian, is back again spewing out his crap.
The naming is interesting because it is based on an ancient religion called Zoroastrian, founded by Zarathustra.
This was called the Zoroastrian languages, because the name Zend is that of their sacred book.
The Dualism of the Zoroastrian is a more spontaneous suggestion than the Pantheism of the Brahman — an older and so to speak a rougher and more popular type of thought.
The influence of the so-called Zoroastrian reform upon the long-subsequent development of Christianity will receive further notice in the course of this paper; for the present it is enough to know that it furnished for all Christendom the name by which it designates the author of evil.
'' Zoroastrian '' Xurasanian door to the deepest point of feeling.
claiming to be fluent in classical Armenian and to have coauthored several books and delivered lectures on obscure topics such as Zoroastrian cosmology -- began to unravel.
This holistic tradition entered Persian culture through the Zoroastrian divinity Mithra and his beloved Anahita, derivations from the Sumerian divine couple, Inanna and Dumuzi.
I see no reason to doubt that “Magus” meant in the first century what it meant in the early Christian and Islamic eras: Persian Zoroastrian priests.
“Magus” refers specifically to a Zoroastrian Persian priest, and from a very early date church tradition held that these were Persian priests who came to honor Christ at the Epiphany.
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