[ yuhs-nuh ]
/ ˈyʌs nə /
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a part of the Avesta including the Gathas and other liturgical texts.
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OTHER WORDS FROM YasnaYas·ni·an [yuhs-nee-uhn], /ˈyʌs ni ən/, adjective
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How to use Yasna in a sentence
Yasna (sacrifice, worship), the chief liturgical work of the sacred canon.
The Yasna comprises seventy-two chapters; these fall into three nearly equal parts.
The meaning of the word yasna as above gives at once some conception of the nature of the texts.
The greater part of the Yasna book is of a liturgic or ritualistic nature, and need not here be further described.
The second part, or Younger Yasna, is of a much later date and less lofty tone.Curiosities of Superstition|W. H. Davenport Adams