[ zawr-oh-as-tree-uhn, zohr- ]

  1. of or relating to Zoroaster or to Zoroastrianism.

  1. one of the adherents of Zoroastrianism.

Origin of Zoroastrian

1735–45; <Latin Zōroastr(ēs) (<Greek Zōroástrēs<Avestan zaraθuštraZarathustra) + -ian

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How to use Zoroastrian in a sentence

  • The Zoroastrian religion was a developed form of the strife between good forces and evil forces.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner
  • That singular rite has its origin in the Zoroastrian idea that earth is holy and must not be polluted by the decay of human flesh.

    The Weird Orient | Henry Iliowizi

British Dictionary definitions for Zoroastrian


/ (ˌzɒrəʊˈæstrɪən) /

  1. of or relating to Zoroastrianism or Zoroaster

  1. a follower of Zoroaster or adherent of Zoroastrianism: in modern times a Gabar or a Parsee

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