from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The Avesta.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The sacred writings of the ancient Persian religion, attributed to Zoroaster, but chiefly of a later date.
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- proper noun A version of the
Avestathat includes interpretationand commentary.
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- noun a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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.
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).
It is the most revered and ancient pride that stems from our holy book, the Zend-Avesta.
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.
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.