- Zoroastrianism. a translation and exposition of the Avesta in Pahlavi.
- Archaic. Avestan(def 1).
Origin of Zend
Examples from the Web for zend
The commentary is not written in the Zend language, but in Pahlavi or Persian.History of Religion
So far we may accept Hegel's interpretation of the Zend doctrine.Moon Lore
I say, Phœbe, I have a great curiosity to understand the Zend.Hopes and Fears
Charlotte M. Yonge
The language is Zend from which the Persian language is derived.Modern Persia
Mooshie G. Daniel
Airja in Zend stood both for “honourable” and for the name of the Iranian, people.Sagas from the Far East
Word Origin and History for zend
1715, "Parsee sacred book" (in full, Zend-Avesta, 1620s), from Old Persian zend, from Pahlavi zand "commentary." First used in reference to the language of the Zend-Avesta in 1771 by Anquetiel-Duperron (1731-1805).