yazata

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Etymology[edit]

From the Avestan substantivized adjective 𐬫𐬀𐬰𐬀𐬙𐬀 ‎(yazata, (an entity that is) worthy of worship).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ya‧za‧ta

Noun[edit]

yazata ‎(plural yazatas)

  1. (Zoroastrianism) A divinity.

Related terms[edit]

  • 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.