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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


From Avesta +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)



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