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The religious system founded by Zoroaster and set forth in the Avesta, teaching the worship of Ahura Mazda in the context of a universal struggle between the forces of light and of darkness.

Zo′ro·as′tri·an adj. & n.


(Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to Zoroastrianism or Zoroaster
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a follower of Zoroaster or adherent of Zoroastrianism: in modern times a Gabar or a Parsee


(ˌzɔr oʊˈæs tri ən, ˌzoʊr-)

1. of or pertaining to Zoroaster or to Zoroastrianism.
2. an adherent of Zoroastrianism.
[1735–45; < Latin Zōroastr(ēs) Zoroaster (< Greek Zōroástrēs < Avestan zaraθuštra) + -ian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Zoroastrian - follower of Zoroaster and ZoroastrianismZoroastrian - follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Adj.1.Zoroastrian - of or pertaining to Zoroaster or the religion he founded


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But beyond modern commerce, the actual history of the motif goes back to Zoroastrian religion.
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They even have their own anthem and many locals are attending Zoroastrian events and responding to Zoroastrian organisations and pages on social media.
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