Avestan


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Synonyms for Avestan

an ancient Iranian language

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the script in which the ancient Persian language of the Avesta is written

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of or pertaining to the Avesta (sacred text of Zoroastrianism)

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Nothing in the Avesta appears to suggest that demons are to be associated with actual deities venerated by other people, whether non-Iranians or Iranians whose religious views differed from the Avestan doctrine.
Avestan experts would be pleased to have the opportunity to sit down with SME and map out how Avestan can play an important role in increasing company's profit and improving business performance.
Sanskrit tarpati 'satisfies', Avestan thrafdha 'satisfied', Greek [tau][epsilon][rho][pi][omega] 'I am satisfied', Latin oportet < *ob-portet 'one should, need' (with the metathesis of p and t), Lithuanian tarpti 'to be well off' and especially Prussian enterpo 'I need' and Old Church Slavonic trebovati 'to need' (hence Slovenian treba, Czech treba, Polish trzeba, potrzebowac).
The Avestan cognate vouru--(< *urHu-) with initial v-, however, clearly shows that in Proto-Indo-Iranian and in Avestan no resyllabification occurred.
Deity Mithra (Avestan: Mi[theta]ra, Pahlavi: Mihr, Latin: Mitras, Sanskrit: Mitra) is one of deities that not just for having his own specific religion in ancient Iran, but because of his influence and position that is the higher place in Zartoshti religious system after Ahoura Mazda, the most veneration is dedicated to him in Avestan texts [19].
He spoke fluent Persian, Russian, German, Arabic, Pashto, French, Uzbek and Turkish, and had extensive knowledge of Avestan, Pahlavi, Sogdian, and other Iranian languages and dialects, both extinct and current.
Sanskrit patarah, pataruh 'flying, shooting through the air, Avestan patare-ta- flying (related to Sanskrit patram wing, feather ~ English feather, etc.
Old Avestan syntax and stylistics; with an edition of the texts.
suggest that this group of symbols is associated with a shared Indo-Iranian mythology reflected in both Vedic Indian and Avestan (Persian) myths (Sarianidi 1986b; 1990; Parpola 1988; Wilhelm 1989).
Out of this collection of twenty-three papers (which originate from a conference organized by the editor at the University of Salamanca in September 2009), fifteen are about Avestan manuscripts (mss) and the period of written transmission.
A chapter is included on textile terms in Vedic, Avestan, and Indoiranian texts.
One should be reminded of the fact that Ahura Mazda in the Gathas of Zarathushtra and all the Avestan scriptures is never envisaged in any physical form; only He is to be realized in mind.
The Oxus Civilization scheme, representing the cycles of nature and life, is notably different from the usual and well-known interpretive schemes of the Mesopotamian, Indus or Avestan mythologies, but certainly related to the Iranian Elamite artistic language (forms and style) if not beliefs, and deeply rooted in Bactria-Margiana.
Raffaelli begins his important analysis of this Avestan text and its Pahlavi versions by declaring his preference for the compound term sih-rozag--"(specific to) the day thirty" or "the thirtieth day"--rather than the more commonly used sih rozag (or its New Persian equivalent Siroza), meaning "of/ relating to the thirty days (of the month).
Indo-European culture and religion gave birth both to the Vedic religion in India and the Avestan religion in Iran, says Ara (Persian language, San Francisco State U.