- of or relating to the Avesta or its language.
Origin of Avestan
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Examples from the Web for avestan
The Avestan Morals are brought out by Mr. Johnson in their original and exceeding purity.
The language of the Avesta can be correctly describedonly as Avestan, for no other literature in the same language exists.
The reciprocal help of the deity and the king (19–21) is Avestan, and inconsistent with monotheism.Solomon and Solomonic Literature
Moncure Daniel Conway
Among the Avestan Fragments, attention might finally be called to one which we must be glad has not been lost.
- the oldest recorded language of the Iranian branch of the Indo-European family; the language of the AvestaFormerly called: Zend
- of or relating to the Avesta or its language
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Word Origin and History for avestan
Eastern Iranian language that survived in sacred texts centuries after it went extinct, from Persian Avesta "sacred books of the Parsees," earlier Avistak, literally "books."
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