from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Avesta.
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- proper n. A version of the Avesta that includes interpretation and commentary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sacred writings of the ancient Persian religion, attributed to Zoroaster, but chiefly of a later date.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sacred scriptures of the Zoroastrian religion, ascribed to Zoroaster, and consisting of the Vendidad, the Yasna (including the Gāthās), the Yashts, and a few other pieces. Compare Zend.
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- n. a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries
Zoroastrians, generally but improperly called the Zend-Avesta, are written.
The language of the Zend-Avesta is the ancient east Iranian or
The Zend-Avesta is the sacred book of the sect, containing their religion and their philosophy.
Iran, whose main contribution to world culture was the triad method of self-righteousness for the sake of righteousness as written in the Zend-Avesta and later Declaration of Human Rights, was being ridiculed by all the illiterate media in the world.
It is the most revered and ancient pride that stems from our holy book, the Zend-Avesta.
As a person who believes in the tenets of non-violence as enshrined in our Holy Zend-Avesta, we need to give them a safe passage.
Cyrus the Great brought peace to the area by rising above the religious issue and saw in the humanitarian ways of the Zend-Avesta.
The Iranianhas its roots fromthe Zend-Avesta andmost Iranians have ironically found themselves evenmorenow, than anytime before, as Iranian first, and something else second.
The Shahanshah, who did not profess to know much about the Zend-Avesta, nevertheless found The Iranian in him, when he read The Shahnameh (which is a bad copy of the Khodayeh-Namak).
This and its variations Anahita and Anitis were the Persian and Armenian names for Venus, the star of Ishtar and Astarte, Mother Goddess of the Zend-Avesta; ruler of waters, stars, and Fate.