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

  • noun The eastern dialect of Old Iranian, in which the Avesta is written.
  • adjective Of or relating to Avestan.
  • adjective Or or relating to the Avesta.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to the Avesta.
  • noun The language of the Avesta; Zend.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Avesta or the language of the Avesta.

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

  • proper noun An ancient Eastern Old Iranian language that was used to compose the sacred hymns and canon of the Zoroastrian Avesta.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Avesta or Avestan.

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

  • noun an ancient Iranian language
  • noun the script in which the ancient Persian language of the Avesta is written
  • adjective of or pertaining to the Avesta (sacred text of Zoroastrianism)

Etymologies

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From Avesta +‎ -an.

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