meaning of Avestan

Avestan meaning in General Dictionary

Of or related to the Avesta or even the language associated with Avesta

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  • of or related to the Avesta (sacred text of Zoroastrianism)
  • an old Iranian language
  • the script where old Persian language regarding the Avesta is written

Avestan meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Eastern Iranian language that survived in sacred texts centuries after it moved extinct, from Persian Avesta "sacred books associated with Parsees," early in the day Avistak, actually "books."

Sentence Examples with the word Avestan

The preparation of the soma juice was a very sacred ceremony, and the worship of the god is very old, soma being identifiable with the Avestan homa, prepared and celebrated in the Indo-Iranian period.

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