Definitions

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  • proper n. any of the 17 hymns included in the Avesta believed to have been composed by Zarathustra (Zoroaster) himself

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of five metrical sections of the Avesta.

Etymologies

From Avestan  (gāthā). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Apparently they won him the courtesy of an interview, if that's what one might call Gatha's simple speech and the trader's even simpler grunts.

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  • These canticles are metrical in their structure and are composed in the so-called Gatha-dialect, a more archaic form of language than is used in the rest of the Avesta.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Why end each night of practice with the Evening Gatha?

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  • Even though a Gatha (poem) be a thousand (of words), but made up of senseless words, one word of a Gatha is better, which if

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  • Gatha could hear the shrill cry of a wounded colos warbeast echoing up the mountainside, but it was drowned out immediately by the grating roar of a massive Phyrexian dragon engine.

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  • He rocked back to his feet as Gatha shrank to his knees-the two trading places.

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  • Gatha drank in the heady results as each day brought him closer to resuming a full work load.

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  • Gatha stomped his way up the gangway, working his fury out on the iron grillwork.

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  • "Gatha kept that from them," Urza said softly, ignoring the latter remark.

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  • Gatha swallowed a tight knot in his throat, his mouth dry and scratchy for lack of spit.

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