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A·hu·ra Maz·da

 (ä-ho͝or′ə măz′də)
n.
The chief deity of Zoroastrianism, the creator of the world, the source of light, and the embodiment of good. Also called Ohrmazd.

[Avestan ahurō mazdå, the Wise Lord : ahurō, lord; see ansu- in Indo-European roots + mazdā-, wise; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

Ahura Mazda

(əˈhʊərə ˈmæzdə)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) Zoroastrianism another name for Ormazd

A′hu•ra Maz′da

(ˈɑ hʊ rə)
n.
the supreme creative deity in Zoroastrianism. Also called Mazda, Ormazd.
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Noun1.Ahura Mazda - chief deity of ZoroastrianismAhura Mazda - chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good
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The next thing you knew, the Persians had taken over, there was a temple of Ahuramazda in downtown Babylon, and it was early retirement for the lot of us.