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The body of sacred writings of the Zoroastrian religion.

[Short for Zend-Avesta.]


(Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) a collection of sacred writings of Zoroastrianism, including the Songs of Zoroaster


(əˈvɛs tə)

a collection of sacred Zoroastrian writings.
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Noun1.Avesta - a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuriesAvesta - a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries
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Quran, Puran, Ved, Vedanta, Bible, Tripitak, Zend Avesta, Guru Granth Sahib, Gita - All are our pride," Banerjee said at a rally organised by the TMC's minority cell to observe "Babri Masjid demolition day".
In a spin-off from his recent translation of the Old Avestan texts for The Hymns of Zoroaster (London 2010) West systematically examines the syntax, word order, and stylistic features in the texts, the only examples of written Old Avestan discovered to date, indeed named for the Zend Avesta. His goal is not to reconstruct proto-Indo-European or even proto-Indo-Iranian syntax, though he suggests that someone doing so might make use of his work.
Sanjana, The Parsi Book of Books: The Zend Avesta (Bombay, 1924); S.J.