From the Avestan substantivized adjective 𐬫𐬀𐬰𐬀𐬙𐬀 (yazata, “(an entity that is) worthy of worship”).
yazata (plural yazatas)
- (Zoroastrianism) A divinity.
- yasna, any Zoroastrian act of worship.
- Yasna, name of a particular religious ceremony, and of the liturgy recited during that ceremony.
- Yasht, name of a group of texts in which individual divinities are worshipped.