from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The Avesta. No longer in scholarly use.
- noun Avestan. No longer in scholarly use.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The name commonly given to the language of the Avesta: an ancient form of Iranian or Persian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Properly, the translation and exposition in the Huzvâresh, or literary Pehlevi, language, of the Avesta, the Zoroastrian sacred writings; as commonly used, the language (an ancient Persian dialect) in which the Avesta is written.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an ancient Iranian language
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The Sanskrit Sindhu (lands on the Indus River) became in Zend “Hendu” and hence in Arabic Sind and
This was called the Zoroastrian languages, because the name Zend is that of their sacred book.
The designation Zend-Avesta, which is often employed to denote the sacred code, is not strictly correct.
There are other points on which we should join issue with Dr. Haug -- as, for instance, when, on page 17, he calls the Zend the elder sister of Sanskrit.
The books of Zoroaster, first written in Zend, were afterwards translated into Pehlvi and Parsi.
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The original title denotes Avesta and Zend, which is a correct description, for what is now known as the Zend Avesta is really a combination of text (Avesta) and commentary (Zend), just as the Jewish Talmud is a combination of Mishnah
Many nations have a tradition of a former world destroyed by a deluge of water, from the East to the West, from Greece to Mexico, where the tail of a comet was said to have caused the flood; but in the strange characters of the Zend is the legend of an ark (as it were) prepared against the snow.
We likewise acknowledge the force of the arguments by which he shows that the books now called Zend-Avesta were composed in the Eastern, and not in the Western, provinces of the