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Avesta

[uh-ves-tuh]
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noun
  1. a collection of sacred Zoroastrian writings, including the Gathas.
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Examples from the Web for avesta

Historical Examples

  • Where here is the similarity between Genesis and the Avesta?

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  • In Genesis the creation ends with the creation of man, so it does in the Avesta.

  • Among students the compilation is generally called the Avesta.

  • The Holy Zenda Avesta has been circulating for thousands of years; and have you not seen it?

  • Zenda means 'the life' or 'the living,' and Avesta, 'the word of God.'


British Dictionary definitions for avesta

Avesta

noun
  1. a collection of sacred writings of Zoroastrianism, including the Songs of Zoroaster
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