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Synonyms for Avestan

an ancient Iranian language


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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We see here that the stark Avestan statement was interpreted, already in the Sasanian period, as a reference to failure to adhere to the den in words and deeds (the ritual) and in thought (the three constituents of a person's den), and may well have become emblematic of conversion in the Islamic period.
The project aims to preserve, conserve and develop the Zoroastrian tradition of Avestan studies that will be majorly taken up by Delhi University.
Avestan was probably long dead by the time of Greek incursions into Persia.
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.
On Aiiehiia, Afflictress of Childbirth, and Pairika: Two Avestan Demonesses (with an Appendix on the Indo-Iranian Shipwrecked Seaman).
Avestan sa}i- means 'to announce', and sasti- is 'word' and 'prescription'.
6) The often bewildering digressions of Schwartz yet link Avestan words with a sense of "burning" or "hard to burn" to many of the same words that associate with haoma and a drink of immortality.
There is Late Avestan kahrk-asa- 'vulture' (see preceding entry); according to Cheung (2007: 168) this is a Wanderwort.
Paradise' entered into English, via Greek, from the ancient Avestan pairidaeza.
Although he refuses to give a verdict on the problematic question of whether the Achaemenian kings were strict Zoroastrians, Lincoln uses comparative material from the later Avestan scriptures to illuminate religious concepts in the royal inscriptions.
Rather, the revolutionary reach of the expansion of typography seen in London in particular during the early 1800s was the combination of industrial technology with the introduction of printing to a whole series of previously unprinted and in some cases even unlettered languages, ranging from Sanskrit and Bengali to distant Maori and lost cuneiform languages like Avestan and Babylonian.
Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jews and Zoroastrians did exactly that in Hindi, English, Punjabi, Hebrew and Avestan, a ceremonial language originating in Persia.
As Schwab notes, Avestan scholar James Darmesteter maintained in his Essais orientaux (1883) that he had scarcely ever seen, outside the manifesto of Joachim Du Bellay, the equivalent of Schlegel's essay in literary history (13).
A final etymological gesture, then, that ends by bringing this line of argument back to its beginning: paradise comes from the Avestan word paridaeza, or enclosure, meaning the enclosure or park of the king--an enclosure which, as A.
From Ancient Iran, the only extant documents in the Avestan language are the Avestan scriptures, the sacred Writings of Zarathustra the prophet.