- one of the adherents of Zoroastrianism.
Origin of Zoroastrian
Examples from the Web for zoroastrian
Lawler notes that in the Zoroastrian religion of the Persians, the rooster was of the utmost importance.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
These are combined with aspects of the Zoroastrian religion, the ancient Persian faith still practiced in the region.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple
August 21, 2014
A Zoroastrian could not conceive it possible that any one could eat dog's flesh.Folkways</p>
William Graham Sumner
In the purer times of the Zoroastrian religion it would seem that neither Ormazd nor Ahriman was represented by sculptured forms.
Man's struggle after holiness and purity was sustained in the Zoroastrian system by the confident hope of a futurity of happiness.
The Zoroastrian tells us of the seven Ameshaspendas who rule the world.Evolution of Life and Form
Annie Wood Besant
Death, in the Solomonic proverbs, 81; in the Zoroastrian religion, 82.Solomon and Solomonic Literature
Moncure Daniel Conway
- of or relating to Zoroastrianism or Zoroaster
- a follower of Zoroaster or adherent of Zoroastrianism: in modern times a Gabar or a Parsee
Word Origin and History for zoroastrian
1743, from Zoroaster, from Latin Zoroastres, from Old Persian Zarathushtra, 6c. or 7c. B.C.E. Persian religious teacher. The name appears to be literally "whose camels are old," from *zarant "old" (cognate with Greek geron, genitive gerontos "old;" see gerontology) + ushtra "camel."