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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