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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The body of sacred writings of the Zoroastrian religion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sacred writings attributed to Zoroaster. See Zend-Avesta.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Zoroastrian scriptures; the sacred text of Zoroastrianism. See Zend-Avesta.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Zoroastrianism The sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, composed in the Avestan language.
  • adjective dated Avestan language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for Zend-Avesta.]

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