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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, composed in the Avestan language.
  • adj. Avestan language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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Short for Zend-Avesta.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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