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Zend-A·ves·ta

 (zĕn′də-vĕs′tə)
n.
The Avesta.

[French, from Persian zandavastā, from transposition of Avestā-va-zend, text and commentary, from Middle Persian Abestāg u zand : abestāg, text (sense uncertain, possibly from Avestan *upastāvaka-, praise, from upastaoiti, he praises : upa-, up to, at; see upo in Indo-European roots + staoiti, he praises) + u, with + zand, explanation (from Avestan zainti-, knowledge, interpretation; see gnō- in Indo-European roots).]

Zend′-A·ves·ta′ic (-vĕs-tā′ĭk) adj.
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Zend-Avesta

(ˌzɛndəˈvɛstə)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the Avesta together with the traditional interpretative commentary known as the Zend, esp as preserved in the Avestan language among the Parsees
[from Avestan, representing Avesta'-va-zend Avesta with interpretation]
Zend-Avestaic adj
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Zend`-Aves′ta



n.
the Avesta together with the Zend.
[1690–1700; < Pahlavi avastāk-u-zend the text and its interpretation]
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Noun1.Zend-Avesta - a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuriesZend-Avesta - a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries
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