[ zend-uh-ves-tuh ]
/ ˌzɛnd əˈvɛs tə /
the Avesta together with the Zend.
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Origin of Zend-Avesta
From the Pahlavi word avastāk-u-zend the text and its interpretation
Words nearby Zend-Avesta
, Zen Buddhism
, zener diode
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How to use Zend-Avesta in a sentence
The old Bactrian tongue in which the Avesta was composed became practically a dead language.
But in the course of time the Avesta was subjected to many additions and interpretations, called the Zend, which show degeneracy.
There is not absolute identity, however, for those which are spoken of as good by the Vedas are treated as bad in the Avesta.
If our reasoning is sound, we cannot, I think, regard the Avesta as a trustworthy exposition of the ancient teaching of Zoroaster.
British Dictionary definitions for Zend-Avesta
the Avesta together with the traditional interpretative commentary known as the Zend, esp as preserved in the Avestan language among the Parsees
Derived forms of Zend-AvestaZend-Avestaic (ˌzɛndəvɛsˈteɪɪk), adjective
Word Origin for Zend-Avesta
from Avestan, representing Avesta'-va-zend Avesta with interpretation
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