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Zo·ro·as·tri·an·ism

 (zôr′ō-ăs′trē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
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.
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Zoroastrian

(ˌzɒrəʊˈæstrɪən)
adj
(Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to Zoroastrianism or Zoroaster
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a follower of Zoroaster or adherent of Zoroastrianism: in modern times a Gabar or a Parsee
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Zo•ro•as•tri•an

(ˌzɔr oʊˈæs tri ən, ˌzoʊr-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Zoroaster or to Zoroastrianism.
n.
2. an adherent of Zoroastrianism.
[1735–45; < Latin Zōroastr(ēs) Zoroaster (< Greek Zōroástrēs < Avestan zaraθuštra) + -ian]
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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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Translations
Zoroastrier
zoroastrien

Zoroastrian

adjzoroastrisch
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