This seems to us in the very teeth of the evidence so carefully brought together by himself in his Zend grammar.
So far we may accept Hegel's interpretation of the Zend doctrine.
It was a compilation written in an ancient language (the Zend) which the faithful themselves no longer understood.
The language is Zend from which the Persian language is derived.
Our remaining fragments of the Zend Avesta say nothing of the periods of three thousand years' duration.
Nevertheless, the great majority of modern Persian words are Zend.
I say, Phœbe, I have a great curiosity to understand the Zend.
The Zend language is known to us chiefly by the "Zendavesta."
To the Zend word kerepa corresponds the Sanskṛit kṛivas (the name of a warlike ṛishis and hero), that is, he of the lean horse.
Then, in a series of dissertations of his own, he vindicated the authenticity of the Zend books.
1715, "Parsee sacred book" (in full, Zend-Avesta, 1620s), from Old Persian zend, from Pahlavi zand "commentary." First used in reference to the language of the Zend-Avesta in 1771 by Anquetiel-Duperron (1731-1805).