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Zend

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noun
Zoroastrianism. a translation and exposition of the Avesta in Pahlavi.
Archaic. Avestan (def. 1).
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Origin of Zend

First recorded in 1690–1700; see origin at Zend-Avesta

OTHER WORDS FROM Zend

Zendic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Zend

Zend
/ (zɛnd) /

noun
a former name for Avestan
short for Zend-Avesta
an exposition of the Avesta in the Middle Persian language (Pahlavi)

Derived forms of Zend

Zendic, adjective

Word Origin for Zend

C18: from Persian zand commentary, exposition; used specifically of the Middle Persian commentary on the Avesta, hence of the language of the Avesta itself
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