AskDefine | Define Avestan

Dictionary Definition

Avestan adj : of or pertaining to the Avesta (sacred text of Zoroastrianism)

Noun

1 an ancient Iranian language [syn: Zend]
2 the script in which the ancient Persian language of the Avesta is written

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English

Proper noun

  1. An ancient Eastern Old Iranian language that was used to compose the sacred hymns and canon of the Zoroastrian Avesta.

Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to Avesta or Avestan.

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