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[gah-tuh, -tah]
noun Zoroastrianism.
  1. one of several groups of hymns (the Gathas) forming the oldest part of the Avesta.
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Origin of Gatha

< Avestan gāthā-; cognate with Sanskrit gāthā song
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Historical Examples of gatha

  • The third Gatha, Yasna 30, may be chosen by way of illustration.

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  • This Gatha or hymn is supposed to be a prayer prescribed by Zoroaster for the teachers of his religion.

  • Gatha; an effeminate fellow who concerns himself in women's business: a Sheela.

British Dictionary definitions for gatha


  1. Zoroastrianism any of a number of versified sermons in the Avesta that are in a more ancient dialect than the rest
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Word Origin for Gatha

from Avestan gāthā-; related to Sanskrit gāthā song
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