[ zawr-oh-as-tree-uhn, zohr- ]
/ ˌzɔr oʊˈæs tri ən, ˌzoʊr- /
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of or relating to Zoroaster or to Zoroastrianism.
one of the adherents of Zoroastrianism.
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Origin of Zoroastrian
1735–45; <Latin Zōroastr(ēs) (<Greek Zōroástrēs<Avestan zaraθuštraZarathustra) + -ian
Words nearby Zoroastrian
zoril, zorilla, Zorn, Zorn's lemma, Zoroaster, Zoroastrian, Zoroastrianism, Zorobabel, Zorrilla y Moral, zorse, Zoser
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How to use Zoroastrian in a sentence
Lawler notes that in the Zoroastrian religion of the Persians, the rooster was of the utmost importance.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are combined with aspects of the Zoroastrian religion, the ancient Persian faith still practiced in the region.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His school companions, both Zoroastrian and Christian, shunned him, but the latter on one occasion baptized him.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ|Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
This threefold circle is symbolical of three cardinal Zoroastrian virtues—pure thoughts, kind words, and good actions.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Death, in the Solomonic proverbs, 81; in the Zoroastrian religion, 82.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
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) /
of or relating to Zoroastrianism or Zoroaster
a follower of Zoroaster or adherent of Zoroastrianism: in modern times a Gabar or a Parsee
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