Ahriman

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From Persian اهریمن (Ahriman), from Middle Persian 𐭠𐭧𐭫𐭬𐭭𐭩 (Ahreman), from Avestan 𐬀𐬢𐬭𐬀⸱𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬎 (aŋra mainiiu), compound of 𐬀𐬢𐬭𐬀 (aŋra, destruction, destructive) and 𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬎 (mainiiu, spirit, mind, essence, emanation etc.). Definable through the antithetical 𐬀𐬨𐬆𐬱𐬀⸱𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬎 (aməša mainiiu, bounteous spirit).

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Ahriman

  1. The hypostasis of chaos, destruction, evil in Zoroastrianism.

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