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Avesta, 2 Definition(s)

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the holy scriptures of Zoroastrianism (Var: Phl. 'abestag, abistag'); the language of the Avesta (Var. 'Avestan');

Added: 08.Apr.2011 | Avesta: Zoroastrianism Glossary
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The Avesta is the primary collection of sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, composed in the Avestan language.

Added: 06.Apr.2011 | WikiPedia: Zoroastrianism
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· Khorda Avesta
the 'Small Avesta', a prayer book with excerpts from the Avesta.
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· Zend Avesta
see Zand.
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· Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of prophet...
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· Zand
translation and exegesis. The term 'Zand-Avesta' or 'Zend-Avesta' refers to an e...
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· Eranvej
lit. 'Iranian expanse', home of the Aryans. (Var. 'Eran-wez', Av. 'Airyanem V...
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· Tura Turanian
a foreign tribe mentioned in the Avesta, probably originally Scythian, later app...
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· Visperad
one of the books of the Avesta; a high liturgical service dedicated to Ahura Maz...
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· Nam Stayishn
name of a Pazand prayer praising Ohrmazd, part of the Khorda Avesta.
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· Atash Niyaish
The Khordeh Avesta Prayer, Atash Niyaish, proclaims various Truths and Inform...
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· Urva
Urva (urvan): A human soul. The Avesta word Urvan comes from its derivation U...
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· Nask
lit. 'book, volume,' one of the 21 volumes into which the Avesta was divided in ...
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· Afrinagan
a multi-part ceremony of blessing; specific prayers in the Avesta which are reci...
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· Kem Na Mazda
an exorcism prayer from the Avesta.
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· Niyayesh
one of five Zoroastrian litanies from the Avesta, part of the daily prayers. (Va...
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· Vendidad
one of the books of the Avesta; a high liturgical service in which the Vendidad ...
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