Origin of Zend-Avesta

From the Pahlavi word avastāk-u-zend the text and its interpretation
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  1. the Avesta together with the traditional interpretative commentary known as the Zend, esp as preserved in the Avestan language among the Parsees
Derived FormsZend-Avestaic (ˌzɛndəvɛsˈteɪɪk), adjective

Word Origin for Zend-Avesta

from Avestan, representing Avesta'-va-zend Avesta with interpretation
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