The Avestan Morals are brought out by Mr. Johnson in their original and exceeding purity.
The reciprocal help of the deity and the king (19–21) is Avestan, and inconsistent with monotheism.
The language of the Avesta can be correctly describedonly as Avestan, for no other literature in the same language exists.
Among the Avestan Fragments, attention might finally be called to one which we must be glad has not been lost.
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."