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Ahura Mazda

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noun Zoroastrianism.
  1. the supreme creative deity, the creator of Gayomart whose omnipotence is challenged by Angra Mainyu.
Also called Mazda, Ohrmazd, Ormazd, Ormuzd.

Ormazd

or Or·muzd

[awr-muh zd]
noun
  1. Ahura Mazda.
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Examples from the Web for ormuzd

Historical Examples

  • They were Ahriman's devas struggling with the Yazatas of Ormuzd.

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

    Franz Cumont

  • He is not treated as a divine being, nor even as the son of Ormuzd.

  • These are Ormuzd, the principle of light, and Ahriman, the principle of darkness.

  • This strife was life-activity in honour of Ormuzd or Ahriman.

  • Ormuzd imparted to each a human soul, and they became the parents of mankind.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot


British Dictionary definitions for ormuzd

Ahura Mazda

noun
  1. Zoroastrianism another name for Ormazd

Ormazd

Ormuzd

noun
  1. Zoroastrianism the creative deity, embodiment of good and opponent of AhrimanAlso called: Ahura Mazda

Word Origin

from Persian, from Avestan Ahura-Mazda, from ahura spirit + mazdā wise
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Word Origin and History for ormuzd

Ahura Mazda

from Avestan ahura- "spirit, lord," from Indo-Iranian *asuras, from suffixed form of PIE root *ansu- "spirit" (see Asgard) + Avestan mazda- "wise," from PIE *mens-dhe- "to set the mind," from root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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