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  1. Zoroaster.
Related formsZar·a·thus·tri·an [zar-uh-thoo-stree-uh n] /ˌzær əˈθu stri ən/, adjective, nounZar·a·thus·tric, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The Zarathustrian law created by Ormazd I take as a plummet.

    Ten Great Religions

    James Freeman Clarke

  • The Zarathustrian lion roared all the "higher" men, who craved for life, back into the cavernous depths of the unconscious.

  • With no such aching consciousness of weakness does the Zarathustrian bow himself before God.

    Curiosities of Superstition

    W. H. Davenport Adams

British Dictionary definitions for zarathustrian


adjective, noun
  1. the Avestan name for Zoroastrian


  1. the Avestan name of Zoroaster
Derived FormsZarathustric, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for zarathustrian


from Avestan Zarathushtra (see Zoroastrian).

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