Avestan

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From Avesta +‎ -an.

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Avestan

  1. An ancient Eastern Old Iranian language that was used to compose the sacred hymns and canon of the Zoroastrian Avesta.
    Synonym: Zend (dated)
  2. An alphabet which was developed based on Pahlavi scripts and used to write Avestan and Middle Persian languages.

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Avestan (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Avesta or Avestan.
    Avestan geography
    • 1922, Dhalla, Maneckji Nusservanji, Zoroastrian Civilization[1], page 113:
      We find, fortunately preserved in the extant Avestan texts, some material that gives us a vivid idea of the importance which the ancient Iranians attached to the fulfilment of contracts.

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