[zawr-oh-as-ter, zohr-, zawr-oh-as-ter, zohr-]


flourished 6th century b.c., Persian religious teacher.

Also called Zarathustra.
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Historical Examples of zoroaster

  • Some believe that Zoroaster is the same as Ham, the son of Noah.

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • Zoroaster was not their founder, but was their reformer, and the purifier of their doctrines.

  • The Magi, from the time of Zoroaster, have deemed it the symbol of purity.

  • In later times the religion of Zoroaster became the religion of the people.

  • Zoroaster, the founder of the Persian religion, was a great teacher.

British Dictionary definitions for zoroaster



?628–?551 bc, Persian prophet; founder of ZoroastrianismAvestan name: Zarathustra
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