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Ahura Mazda

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 Ormuzd

[awr-muh zd] /ˈɔr məzd/
noun
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  • ormuzd is the first creative agent produced by the Self-Existent.

    The Progress of Ethnology John Russell Bartlett
  • These are ormuzd, the principle of light, and Ahriman, the principle of darkness.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • ormuzd brought help to me; by the grace of ormuzd, I succeeded in passing the Tigris.

    The Progress of Ethnology John Russell Bartlett
  • They were Ahriman's devas struggling with the Yazatas of ormuzd.

  • ormuzd creates the world pure and beautiful, but Ahriman comes after him and creates everything that is evil in it.

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

    The Sacred Tree J. H. Philpot
  • The impure are to be purified, and the evil made good, through the mediation of Mithras, the reconciler of ormuzd and Ahriman.

  • In the name and friendship of ormuzd be ever shining, be very enlarged.

    The God-Idea of the Ancients Eliza Burt Gamble
  • Man is the center of the conflict, but ormuzd as his creator has the greater power over him.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • Sometimes he plays henchman to ormuzd, sometimes to Ahriman.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for ormuzd

Ahura Mazda

/əˈhʊərə ˈmæzdə/
noun
1.
(Zoroastrianism) another name for Ormazd

Ormazd

/ˈɔːməzd/
noun
1.
(Zoroastrianism) the creative deity, embodiment of good and opponent of Ahriman Also 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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