Avestan

[ uh-ves-tuh n ]
/ əˈvɛs tən /

noun

an ancient East Iranian language of the Indo-European family, the language of all the Avesta but the Gathas.Compare Gathic(def 1).

adjective

of or relating to the Avesta or its language.

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Origin of Avestan

First recorded in 1855–60; Avest(a) + -an
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Avestan

Avestic (əˈvɛstɪk)

/ (əˈvɛstən) /

noun

the oldest recorded language of the Iranian branch of the Indo-European family; the language of the AvestaFormerly called: Zend

adjective

of or relating to the Avesta or its language
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