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Ahura Mazda's adversary, the chief spirit of darkness and evil in Zoroastrianism.

[Persian ahriman, from Middle Persian ahraman, from Avestan angrō mainiiuš, the evil spirit : angra-, evil + mainiiuš, spirit; see men- in Indo-European roots.]


(Other Non-Christian Religions) Zoroastrianism the supreme evil spirit and diabolical opponent of Ormazd
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Noun1.Ahriman - the spirit of evil in Zoroastrianism; arch rival of Ormazd
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in a pair of primal entities: Spenta Mainyu the holy spirit or hypostasis of Ahura Mazda (Ohrmazd) the wise lord, and Angra Mainyu (Ahreman) the destructive or evil spirit.