Zend









Zend


noun

  1. Zoroastrianism. a translation and exposition of the Avesta in Pahlavi.
  2. Archaic. Avestan(def 1).

noun

  1. a former name for Avestan
  2. short for Zend-Avesta
  3. an exposition of the Avesta in the Middle Persian language (Pahlavi)

1715, “Parsee sacred book” (in full, Zend-Avesta, 1620s), from Old Persian zend, from Pahlavi zand “commentary.” First used in reference to the language of the Zend-Avesta in 1771 by Anquetiel-Duperron (1731-1805).

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