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Ahura Mazda

noun Zoroastrianism.
  1. the supreme creative deity, the creator of Gayomart whose omnipotence is challenged by Angra Mainyu.
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Also called Mazda, Ohrmazd, Ormazd, Ormuzd.


or Or·muzd

[awr-muh zd]
  1. Ahura Mazda.
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Examples from the Web for ormuzd

Historical Examples

  • They were Ahriman's devas struggling with the Yazatas of Ormuzd.

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

    Franz Cumont

  • He is not treated as a divine being, nor even as the son of Ormuzd.

  • These are Ormuzd, the principle of light, and Ahriman, the principle of darkness.

  • This strife was life-activity in honour of Ormuzd or Ahriman.

    A Manual of the Historical Development of Art

    G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi

  • Ormuzd imparted to each a human soul, and they became the parents of mankind.

    The Sacred Tree

    J. H. Philpot

British Dictionary definitions for ormuzd

Ahura Mazda

  1. Zoroastrianism another name for Ormazd
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  1. Zoroastrianism the creative deity, embodiment of good and opponent of AhrimanAlso called: Ahura Mazda
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Word Origin

from Persian, from Avestan Ahura-Mazda, from ahura spirit + mazdā wise
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Word Origin and History for ormuzd

Ahura Mazda

from Avestan ahura- "spirit, lord," from Indo-Iranian *asuras, from suffixed form of PIE root *ansu- "spirit" (see Asgard) + Avestan mazda- "wise," from PIE *mens-dhe- "to set the mind," from root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)).

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