- one of several groups of hymns (the Gathas) forming the oldest part of the Avesta.
Origin of Gatha
< Avestan gāthā-; cognate with Sanskrit gāthā song
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The third Gatha, Yasna 30, may be chosen by way of illustration.
This Gatha or hymn is supposed to be a prayer prescribed by Zoroaster for the teachers of his religion.
Gatha; an effeminate fellow who concerns himself in women's business: a Sheela.English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
- Zoroastrianism any of a number of versified sermons in the Avesta that are in a more ancient dialect than the rest
from Avestan gāthā-; related to Sanskrit gāthā song
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